Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, Other Government Sites Hacked

Hacktivists continue to protest against the arrest of Wildan Yani Ashari

Several Indonesian government websites have been breached and defaced by hacktivists in response to the arrest of 22-year-old Wildan Yani Ashari, the one accused of defacing the website of the country’s president earlier this month.

According to EHN, hacktivists have been targeting a number of high-profile websites in response to Wildan’s arrest.

The list of targets includes several subdomains of the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Justice and Human Rights Ministry, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, the Indonesian Embassy in Tashkent, the Central Statistics Agency, and the Business Competition Supervisory Commission.

One of the first targets of the online protest has been the website of Indonesia’s Supreme Court, which is still offline.

Many of the other government websites are also still inaccessible to visitors.

Wildan Yani Ashari faces up to 12 years in prison and a $1.2 million (900,000 EUR) fine.

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