Jakarta, IO – The National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) revealed that cases of cyber attacks reach more than 976 million in 2022, dominated by malware.
The mode of cyber attack is increasingly rampant and diverse, but BSSN admitted that the number of cases actually decreased by 38.97% compared to 1.6 billion in 2021, reported BeritaSatu, Monday (29/5).
BSSN explained that malware attacks were carried out by infiltrating illegal software to damage computer systems and computer network devices in order to steal data. The main targets that most often become victims are corporations and government agencies.
Recently, Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI) system was hacked, causing its mobile banking services and ATMs inaccessible. This sparked panic among the public who question the security of the personal data and their savings.
In response, Indonesia Cyber Security Forum chairman Ardi Sutedja said the public does not need to panic excessively because there are already standard procedures implemented by the industry and government agencies in dealing with cyber attacks.
“In fact, cyber attacks will prompt the companies that are victims to identify vulnerabilities and increase the security of their IT systems, which ultimately has a positive impact on the security and convenience of their consumers or customers,” said Ardi. (bp)