Indonesia hunts for Bjorka, hacker selling 1.3b SIM card users’ data, taunting officials


JAKARTA – Indonesia’s newly formed data protection task force is chasing down a hacker behind a series of data leaks related to 1.3 billion registered mobile phone numbers and 105 million voters, and a log of the President’s correspondence, among others.

The hacker, who goes by the pseudonym of Bjorka and claims to be based in Warsaw, Poland, has been selling stolen data, including that from Indonesian state-owned enterprises, mobile phone operators and general election commission, on hacking forum BreachForums in the past few weeks.

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