Large Scale Data Breach Disrupts >200 Indonesian Government Agencies

July 6, 2024

INCIDENT

On June 20th, one of the temporary National Data Centers suffered a cyberattack that encrypted the government's servers and disrupted immigration services, passport control, issuing of event permits, and other online services. The government confirmed that a new ransomware operation, Brain Cipher, was behind the attack, disrupting over 200 government agencies.

The Ministry of Communication and Information Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan said "Regarding security, we have succeeded in carrying out quarantine or isolation in the affected areas."

Incident Date

June 20, 2024

Location

Indonesia

Estimated Cost

$8 million ransomware demanded; > 200 gvmnt agencies affected.

Type of Malware

Threat Source