JAKARTADAILY.ID - Official websites belonging to Trenggalek Regency Government agencies and institutions were hacked by affiliates of the international hacker group Anonymous when the rally against postponing the 2024 election and extending the presidential term took place.
Head of the Trenggalek Regency Communications and Information Office, Edif Hayunan, said as many as 60 websites were hacked on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, which caused serious disruption to Trenggalek Regency Government's information system. He said that as of the present, the websites had only been partially restored.
"The front page of the website[s] managed by the regional government was altered [to show] a photo of a group of teenagers carrying a poster with a special message," said Edif in Trenggalek, East Java, Thursday, April 14, 2022.
Edif explained that most of the disturbances that appeared mostly occurred on the front page of the web. On the main web page, the hackers posted a photo of a group of young men holding small posters that read "only crazy people think this country is fine!!!".
Not only that, under the poster image, the hackers also wrote a message of disappointment to the government.
“Hacked by Anon7, this country has been pawned off by thieving officials who only care about their own faction. #OpIndonesia #CorruptGovernmentanonganteng @protonmail.com," wrote the hackers.
The writing appeared for hours on a number of local government-run websites, before being changed.
Then on Thursday, April 14 at 08:30 WIB, the display of the poster changed again.
As of Friday, April 15, 2022, one of the websites with the address https://dkkb.trenggalekkab.go.id/ cannot be accessed by the public.
Edif said that of the more than 60 websites that were hacked, there were around 50 website addresses or subdomains managed by the Trenggalek Regency government.
The address that was hacked was a page used by a number of regional apparatus organizations (OPD).
“Fifty websites [were hacked]. As for the exact time when the hack [happened], I don't know, but there are reports that it had happened at dawn," said Edif, quoted by Antara.
Edif said the Trenggalekkab-CSIRT team was presently still in the process of restoring the websites. The team will also conduct an analysis to find out where the hackers could enter and alter dozens of subdomains managed by the Trenggalek government.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "60 Website Pemkab Trenggalek Diretas Hacker Saat Demo Mahasiswa, Pelaku Tulis Pesan Khusus untuk Pemerintah".
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