Cybersecurity Expert: Malware from Pirated Software Poses Risk for Indonesian Users

- 07 December 2022 14:36 WIB
Illustration. A computer with malware. (Pixabay)
Illustration. A computer with malware. (Pixabay)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - Rapid advances in the field of information technology affect many aspects of life from social interactions, shopping transactions, education, government, and others.

This condition is increasingly expanding the surface of cyber threats so users must always be vigilant. Various cyberattacks are currently becoming increasingly sophisticated, starting from hacking, theft of personal data, and social engineering, to malware infections.

Data from the National Cyber ​​and Crypto Agency (BSSN) stated that from January to mid-October 2022, traffic anomalies or cyberattacks that entered Indonesia reached 891.56 million times.

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These attacks were dominated by malware infection attacks, followed by data leaks.

"A large number of malware infections in Indonesia are caused by the use of pirated applications and services that have been infected with malware," said Dr. Sulistyo, a cybersecurity observer.

The malware infection, he added, could lead to the theft of personal data, thereby potentially endangering society.

Sulistyo conveyed this in a ‘Cyber Corner’ webinar entitled "The Cyber ​​Attack Surface Is Wider, How to Anticipate?" which was held virtually on Saturday, December 3, 2022, by the Indonesian Health Institute (IKI), BEM of the Law Faculty of Malahayati University, and online media Cyberthreat. id.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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