Data Breach Summary
In a disconcerting security breach, LampungUtarakab.go.id, the official website of the regional government of Lampung Utara, Indonesia, experienced a significant compromise of sensitive data. Our dedicated dark web scanning team at InsecureWeb detected the breach on May-2023. The responsible hacker, known as “sumo,” published the leaked data on the dark web forum called “Cronos.li.”
The breach involved unauthorized access to a database containing approximately 353MB of confidential information. The compromised data includes unique identifiers (IDs), Taxpayer Identification Numbers (NIP), names, dates, months, years, job types, TPP (Terminal Projection Point), TMT (Effective Work Time), Absence, Show, Time, Person, Norut (Sequence Number), and Unit Codes.
Where and How?
This alarming breach occurred within the dark web forum “Cronos.li,” notorious for facilitating illicit activities ranging from data breaches to the trade of stolen information. It was within this hidden realm that the hacker “sumo” chose to expose the stolen data linked to LampungUtarakab.go.id.
During our investigation, it was discovered that the breach targeted the database of LampungUtarakab.go.id, the essential online platform for local government services. Regrettably, the compromised data includes sensitive information, such as unique IDs, taxpayer identification numbers, names, dates, job types, work time details, and other associated codes.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To date, there are no known reports of previous security breaches related to LampungUtarakab.go.id. Nonetheless, this breach serves as a stark reminder of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape and the persistent threat lurking in the depths of the dark web. It highlights the need for robust security foundations and proactive measures to safeguard sensitive data.
LampungUtarakab.go.id remains committed to protecting user privacy and security. Collaborating closely with cybersecurity experts, they are actively investigating the breach, fortifying their security infrastructure, and implementing stringent protocols to ensure the utmost protection of sensitive information.
Recommendations for Personal Data Protection
How Users Can Protect Their Information
To protect their personal information and accounts from being compromised, users should take the following steps:
– Change their passwords frequently, with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
– Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible.
– Use unique passwords for each account, to prevent hackers from accessing multiple accounts with the same password.
– Be cautious of suspicious emails or messages, as they may contain phishing links that can compromise their accounts.
– Regularly monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.
What is InsecureWeb?
InsecureWeb is a Dark Web monitoring service that keeps track of recent data breaches and tracks their impact by monitoring the darkest places of the internet. InsecureWeb notifies users and enterprises when their data has been found online and helps them mitigate the impact.