Indonesia Leaks Passport Information Of 9 Million Foreigners

There appears to have been another breach in Indonesia, and this time passport information of 9 million foreigners that have applied for visas to enter has leaked per reports in local media (access here).

Data leaks in Indonesia are not rare, and recently there was another case of 34 million passport information traded on the dark web.

Excerpt from Suarasurabay (Google Translate):

The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kemenkominfo) is investigating information regarding the alleged leak of nine million visa data for foreign citizens (foreigners) who entered Indonesia.

Hacker Bjorka is suspected of trading foreigners’ personal data. In his blog, it is stated that the data being traded is in the form of visas from foreigners to enter Indonesia issued by the Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

“This database contain foreigners visa to enter Indonesia issued by Directorate General of Immigration of Indonesia,” tulis Bjorka.

Conclusion

Unfortunately, data leaks are not uncommon, and I tend to get notices monthly about another breach where some of my information has been exposed (usually my email address).

Government leaks are not as frequent, but having your (likely mine, too) passport information used to enter Indonesia traded on the dark web is not good.


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