Indonesia’s central bank suffers ransomware attack

Indonesia’s central bank has been attacked by ransomware.

A Bank of Indonesia spokesperson however said the risk from the attack had been mitigated and did not affect its public services.

The spokesperson said the attack took place last month and recovery operations had been conducted.

DarkTracer, a platform that monitors and traces malicious activities online hinted that Bank Indonesia was on a target list of cybercriminals using a malicious software dubbed ‘Conti’.

Reuters recalls that, in 2016, Bank Indonesia was among a number of central banks that faced cyber attacks, though officials said no money was lost in the attacks, which were mainly DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attempts.