This has indicated that internet users in Indonesia are under the threat of infection and information theft, Acting Deputy for Cyber and Crypto Security Operations at BSSN Ferdinand Mahulette stated.
"Traffic anomaly can happen at any time, and that will make us anxious. Indonesia has borne witness to several traffic anomalies, reaching more than 1.6 billion in 2021," Mahulette stated during a webinar titled "The Role of ICT in Strengthening National Critical Infrastructure" on Tuesday.
Mahulette noted that 62 percent of the traffic anomalies in Indonesia were malware infections; 10 percent, trojan activity; and nine percent were attempts to collect targets' information.
"This shows that one of the challenges in this digital transformation process is how to build security awareness for all stakeholders," he noted.
The high percentage of malware infections in traffic anomalies in Indonesia is an indication that user activities on the internet are overshadowed by threats of infection and information theft that may be conducted through malware infections.
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Furthermore, Mahulette noted that throughout 2021, some 5,574 hacking cases were recorded, with 36.49 percent of them targeting higher education sites, 25.1 percent attacking private sites, and 18.23 percent zeroing in on local government sites.
"There are many aspects that we have to fix, as many people are trying to conduct digital transformation but do not care or do not realize that an element of security is being ignored," he noted.
Hence, all levels of society should work jointly with BSSN to create a safer and more cyber resilient condition in Indonesia.
"Our cybersecurity is very vulnerable. Let us work together to secure all of this," he remarked.
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