Data theft of 2 million customers of Indonesia’s BRI Life Insurance branch!

BRI Life, the insurance arm of Indonesia’s Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), said on Tuesday that it is investigating claims that personal details of more than two million of its customers were advertised for sale by unidentified hackers. Cybercrime monitoring firm Hudson Rock told Reuters it had found evidence that several computers of BRI and BRI Life employees were tampered with. “We are investigating with the team and will provide an update as soon as the investigation is complete,” BRI Life CEO Ivan Pasila said in a text message.

In a subsequent statement, BRI Life said it is being investigated with an independent team specializing in cyber security to conduct digital tracing and take necessary steps to improve data security for policyholders. BRI Life Corporate Secretary Eddie Nasushan said that the company is making maximum efforts to protect the data of its policy holders. The Company has never provided personal data to any “irresponsible parties”.

In a post on the RaidForums website, an anonymous user said that they were selling a collection of 460,000 documents compiled from user data of over two million BRI Life customers for $7,000 (approximately Rs 5.2 lakh). The post was accompanied by a 30-minute video of the documents. That included copies of bank account details, as well as Indonesian identity cards and taxpayer details. “We have identified several compromised computers of employees of BRI Life and Bank Rakyat Indonesia, which may have helped hackers gain early access to the company,” Hudson Rock said in a statement.

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