China becomes a worry in Indonesia after dead Indonesian crew thrown in sea; state intel website hacked

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
NEW DELHI Published: May 14, 2020, 02:15 PM(IST)

Picture of Indonesia's intel website that was hacked. Photograph:( Others )

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Spokesperson of BIN said the hacker could not access confidential information from the website as it was stored in some other place and the agency was following the latest security norms to protect the information. 

China has been grabbing all the negative headlines in Indonesia after the bodies of Indonesian crew members were thrown from a Chinese fishing boat of the coast of South Korea and official site of the Indonesian intelligence agency Badan Intelijen Negara (State Intelligence Agency BIN) was hacked by Aria Bodu (body) hacking tool made by Nikon APT group from China.

Spokesperson of BIN said the hacker could not access confidential information from the website as it was stored in some other place and the agency was following the latest security norms to protect the information. 

Nikon ATPs are advanced persistent threats and are back by states. Interestingly, they do not deface the website, they just grab the data.

Meanwhile, last week Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi summoned Chinese envoy to the country, Xiao Qian after it emerged that Chinese vessels off the coast of South Korea dumped bodies of Indonesians into the sea. The case was first reported by South Korean media which released the pictures, drawing heavy criticism for Bejing from Indonesia. 

4 Indonesians have died onboard Chinese fishing vessels-- Long Xin 605 and Tian Yu 8, out which bodies of 3 were dumped into the sea. Reports of human rights violations, excessive forces labour, salary not paid, violence have also come from the vessels.

"We will ask the Korean coast guard to investigate the Long Xin and Tian Yu 8 vessels. We've also asked the Chinese government to ensure the Indonesian crew on Chinese fishing vessels are being paid adequately and being given all their rights. The vessels must also improve the work environment onboard," Retno was quoted by Jakarta Globe.

The international labour organisation ILO and fishing regulation bodies have been approached to look into the marker. 

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