Lee Si-jin, Seoul – Kakao Entertainment announced on Monday that it blocked over 15,000 illegally distributed webtoons and shut down major pirate webtoon platforms in Indonesia in 2022.
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March 21, 2023
March 20, 2023
Jakarta – The 2024 general election will not be the first in which candidates conduct online campaigns to reach out to voters, who will, in turn, use social media to scrutinize their as
March 15, 2023
The West Jakarta Police says it has arrested an influencer known for his humorous content, who allegedly defrauded a complainant to the tune of IDR1.3 billion (US$84,646).
March 1, 2023
Ranny Rastati – A video of a western man wearing batik and speaking fluent Javanese went viral on Facebook a few years ago.
February 22, 2023
Merauke, Jubi – Internet services in Merauke Regency, South Papua Province, will be disrupted in the next week due to a shunt fault or injury to the sea cable communication system (SKKL
February 15, 2023
Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – Indonesian media players are pressing for the long-awaited media sustainability bill to include more responsibilities for big-tech platforms such as transparency
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A recent study has revealed that Indonesians are spending more than half of their digital time on the open internet, be it binge-watching their favorite sh
February 9, 2023
Pudja Lestari & Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday set a target for the presidential regulation on publishers' rights to be rolled out in a mo
Jakarta – The government is drafting a regulation allowing media outlets to receive payments from digital platforms or aggregators that carry their content, the Press Council said on Th
February 4, 2023
Anita Permata, Raka Adji, Jakarta – From as many as 2,522 cases of online lending recorded in 2021, most of the victims are women, according to an official from the Ministry of Women's
February 1, 2023
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Indonesian Communications and Informatics (Kominfo) Ministry's director general for applications and informatics Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan stated that the countr
January 24, 2023
Antara, Depok – The Depok city government provided free WiFi across the city.
January 16, 2023
The foolish and deadly social media trend involving teenagers daring each other to jump in front of moving trucks has claimed another life in Bogor Regency, West Java.
January 11, 2023
We understand the importance of making attractive content on social media these days – our constant craving for approval calls for it, after all.
December 21, 2022
Nigel Cory, Washington, DC – On Sept.
December 5, 2022
Dave McRae, Daniel Russo-Batterham, Kim Doyle and Maria del Mar Quiroga.
Juliana Harsianti – The long-awaited Indonesian Personal Data Protection Bill was approved by the parliament on September 20, 2022.
November 28, 2022
Cybernews, Imaji Lasahido (Intern), Jakarta – The selling of data on Indonesian citizens in deep webs is happening once more.
November 23, 2022
Nur Janti, Jakarta – The government is back in the spotlight for failing to protect citizens' data following an alleged breach of COVID-19 tracking app PeduliLindungi – the second appar
November 2, 2022
Wahyudi Akmaliah – The popularity of so-called halal matchmaking apps is a positive development provided developers and users alike remain clear-eyed about their claims to serve Islam.
October 26, 2022
Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia will break the ground for its first national data center in Bekasi, West Java, early next month, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology Jho
October 20, 2022
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The government plans to set up the first-ever state agency tasked with personal data protection after the recent issuance of a related law, Communication
October 5, 2022
Antonia Timmerman, Jakarta, Indonesia – On August 31, a user named Bjorka posted an entry on a little-known site called Breached Forums, with the bland title: "Indonesia SIM Card (Phone
October 1, 2022
Bisnis, Jakarta – The National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) was urged to immediately reveal the person behind the hacker persona 'Bjorka'.
September 30, 2022
Jakarta – Beverage company Es Teh Indonesia Makmur apparently cannot take criticism gracefully as it immediately took legal action against a Twitter user who recently criticized
September 29, 2022
Yanuar Nugroho – Jakarta faces unprecedented pressure to get Indonesia's new personal data protection (PDP) law right from the get-go, lest a notorious hacker exposes more weaknesses in
September 28, 2022
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Google has released its Year in Search 2020, which compiles the top trending topics in Indonesia this year based on searches until Nov. 30.
September 21, 2022
Jakarta – The enactment of the Data Privacy Law by the House of Representatives on Tuesday is a step in the right direction, but we should be aware that the legislation is no panacea fo
September 20, 2022
Jakarta – The House of Representatives passed into law on Tuesday a personal data protection bill that includes corporate fines and up to six years imprisonment for those found to have
Muhammad Aulia & Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The House of Representatives on Tuesday enacted the Law on Personal Data Protection that carries tougher jail sentences and fines amid mo
September 19, 2022
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – A young man from Madiun, Muhammad Agung Hidayatullah alias MAH, who was arrested previously for helping a hacker Bjorka is charged under a number of article
September 18, 2022
Linda Yulisman, 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 numbe
September 16, 2022
Nur Janti, Jakarta – Critics are lamenting a "clear lack of understanding" in the state's latest cybersecurity measures, after a quick response team established to address a recent spat
Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – A man from the East Java town of Madiun was named a criminal suspect on Friday for allegedly assisting an internet user known as Bjorka who is being sought by
Police say they have arrested a man in Madiun, East Java believed to be Bjorka, a hacker that has embarrassed the Indonesian government in the past few weeks.
Febriyan, Jakarta – The hacker that recently gained notoriety in Indonesia, Bjorka, has responded to the report of his arrest by the police.
September 14, 2022
It took a drawn out and embarrassing public spat with an anonymous hacker for the Indonesian government to finally realize the need to patch up the country's woeful cybersecurity shortc
Antara, Jakarta – The Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on Wednesday announced the formation of a data protection task force to take the role of pro
September 13, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny Gerard Plate on Monday urged the public not to worry about the data breaches claimed to be committed by
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – A hacker known as Bjorka has breached yet another personal data of Indonesian figures.
Norman Harsono and Faris Mokhtar – Data operators could face up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of 5 billion rupiah ($337,000) for leaking or misusing private information, acco
September 10, 2022
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The office of President Joko Widodo confirmed on Saturday that there are no presidential documents that have been leaked to the public, dismissing wild s
September 8, 2022
September 7, 2022
A hacker that has been selling breached data from Indonesia on an online marketplace has a few choice words for Indonesia's Ministry of Communications and Information (Kominfo).
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) is in the process of investigating an alleged data leak of 105 million Indonesians that is suspected to be
September 2, 2022
With the frequency that data breaches have been reported in Indonesia lately, we wouldn't be surprised if hackers manage to learn about that embarrassing incident we experienced in sixt
August 22, 2022
Ika Karlina Idris and Dyah Pitaloka (The Conversation), Jakarta – The Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information's (Kominfo) plan to merge around 24,000 government apps into
August 19, 2022
Indonesia is in the midst of yet another major data breach scandal, this time involving state utility firm PLN as well as numerous other companies based in the country.
August 18, 2022
Sofie Syarief – Celebrity podcasts have increasingly become the go-to place for Indonesian politicians and high-ranking officials.
August 17, 2022
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry announced that Indonesia is sending 13 delegations for the annual conference Gamescom in Germany to bump up the ever-potent