I read some news today that made me quite happy, and it’s not about the Blackberry Z10 pre-orders in Indonesia.
Remember Wildan Yani Ashari? The hacker who defaced the Indonesian president’s site in January. Instead of the disproportional jail time that Wildan would face, the national police hinted yesterday that they might use Wildan’s help inside the police cyber crime unit. Arief Sulistyo, the national police’s special crimes chief spoke to Tempo yesterday about the 22-year old hacker’s possible recruitment:
Indonesian police expressed optimism about their investigation into the recent hacking of email accounts belonging to publicly-listed coal miner PT Bumi Resources, saying they were making further probes into the coal miner’s stolen data and any links with its business partners.
Police chief spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said here on Friday that with further investigation the police would be able to identify the hackers and bring them to the courts.
Hackers have been hard at work in Indonesia, defacing web sites left right and center in protest at the treatment of a local hacker who defaced the president’s web site earlier this month and could now face a 12 year jail term.
Internet café worker Wildan Yani Ashari, 22, was cuffed by police last Friday just over a fortnight after he replaced the home page of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) with the message: “This is a PayBack From Jember Hacker Team”.
Hackers recently defaced the Web site of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of Indonesia.
"The website is now back to normal but those responsible have posted an image of the defacement here," notes The Register's Phil Muncaster. "The image indicates that a hacker dubbed MJL007 from a group known as the Jember Hacker Team was responsible for the incident. The only message reads: 'This is a PayBack From Jember Hacker Team.'"
Indonesia, a country that's basically an archipelago of more than 70,000 islands that has infrastructure issues in electricity and limited bandwidth, is rolling out the world's most ambitious biometrics-based national identity card project for its citizens.