230,000 Indonesian COVID-19 Patient Information Up for Auction

14/07/2020 11:08:00


As if COVID-19 victims didn’t have it bad enough, threat intelligence firm Cyble has discovered a breathtaking 230,000+ Indonesian patient records for sale on the dark web (RaidForums), including names, contact and diagnosis information and medical records. The entire database of information is reportedly being sold for only $300USD. The seller, identified by his moniker "Database Shopping" wrote, "Indonesia COVID-19 database, 230k [worth of data in the] MySQL [database]. Leak date: May 20, 2020. I sell it to the enthusiast", according to the Jakarta Post. The less than reclusive seller took an interview with Kompas Daily via email, claiming to have mountains of COVID-19 medical information from other Indonesian regions as well.

"Cyble has acquired, validated and, indexed the leak on their data breach monitoring and notification platform, AmiBreached.com – people who’re concerned about their information exposure can register on the platform to ascertain the risks". reads the post published by Cyble.

The Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) in conjunction with National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) has been tasked with tracking down the vulnerability that allowed attackers to access and steal over 230K Indonesian COVID-19 patients data.

Indonesia is no stranger to costly data breaches, with the famous hacking of the General Elections Commissions website in 2013 in which millions of Indonesian’s information was exposed in what was thought to be a voter list. Surprisingly, Indonesia has yet to pass a personal data protection bill. In May of 2020, a hacker was discovered selling the details associated with 15 million users registered on Tokopedia, Indonesia’s largest online store. Among the information stolen were passwords, personal contact information, email activation codes, hobbies, education and a myriad of other information related directly to the 91 million Tokopedia customers.

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