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Calls mount for Indonesian government to conduct audit into data breach affecting 2.3 million voters

Experts have called on the government to conduct a forensic audit into a breach of millions of Indonesian citizens’ data that was allegedly stolen and shared illegally on a hacker forum, the latest in a series of personal data breaches.

The cybersecurity research collective Under the Breach on Thursday posted about the leak on its Twitter account @underthebreach, saying the hacker appeared to have stolen the data from the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) website in 2013. The data set is claimed to be the final voter list (DPT) in the 2014 presidential election.

Data of around 2.3 million people, including sensitive information such as full names, Family Card numbers, citizenship identification numbers (NIK), home addresses and other personal information are listed in a PDF document.

“The perpetrator claims he will leak information of 200,000,000 additional citizens soon,” Under the Breach wrote on its Twitter account.

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