The ThreatSec hacker group has taken responsibility for infiltrating a data center under the jurisdiction of the Indonesian government.
According to the hacker group’s claims, they have successfully accessed a substantial cache of 260,000 rows of MongoDB data. The compromised information in the alleged Indonesian data center hacking contains sensitive details, including criminal records.
While the group has claimed this security incident to be the second cyber attack on the country, the official authorities are yet to validate the Indonesian data center hacking.
Details about the Indonesian data center hacking
Claiming the Indonesia data center hacking, the cybercriminals posted, “Second attack on Indonesia in a week….what will it be this time? xD #OpIN”
The hackers allegedly stole criminal records maintained by the Indonesian government. They claimed that the records were about domestic and international criminals.
The other data included information about criminal organizations and profile details of politicians the Indonesian officials considered ‘interesting,’ the dark web post by ThreatSec stated.
Detailing the Indonesian data center hacking, the post claimed that the compromised Mongo node was part of the country’s one-stop initiative. The initiative was to create a reform in the financial industry.
Mocking the targeted organization, ThreatSec wrote, “Odd that such an initiative would be compiling international criminal and political data.”
ThreatSec’s post about the Indonesian data center hacking displayed two links to data stolen by them. The hackers made their intentions clear by concluding the post with – Spread chaos comrades!
Recent cyber attack by ThreatSec
Recently, ThreatSec claimed a cyber attack on Vietnam’s MindX Technology School and put the pilfered data up for sale.
The motive for targeting Vietnam stemmed from the discovery and subsequent legal action against corruption. Notably, 54 individuals faced charges of bribery in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
They claimed to exfiltrate 700,000 Mongo DB documents from the MindX database, which the hackers posted on their website.
Campaigns targeting Asian Nations
In recent times, a series of campaigns have reportedly focused on Asian nations, citing claims of oppression and political motivations.
As part of the OpThailand campaign, hackers affiliated with NDT SEC identified nine Thai-based banks as potential targets.
Among the banks were Krungthai Bank, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and Government Savings Bank.
NDT SEC also claimed a cyber attack on Mega Plant, which is a fire protection system supplied in Thailand. This alleged cyber attack on Mega Planet was also launched under the OpThailand campaign.
As slogans such as “Hack the Planet” and “Spread Chaos” emerge, the rise of hackers advocating for societal causes becomes a growing concern for those who find themselves in the crosshairs of their actions.
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