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Calls mount for comprehensive audit into data breach affecting 2.3 million voters

first_img“The perpetrator claims he will leak information of 200,000,000 additional citizens soon,” Under the Breach wrote on its Twitter account.Data breach cases are rising as Indonesia has yet to pass its personal data protection bill. Under the Breach has unveiled data leaks that recently afflicted e-commerce giant Tokopedia and airline giant Lion Air Group. The data of at least 91 million Tokopedia customers was illegally exposed, as well as the passport details of 35 million Lion Air Group passengers.The Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) has called on the Communications and Information Ministry to carry out an investigation into the data breach and optimize existing regulations to take action against data breaches and protect citizens’ data.ELSAM said the government needed to deliberate the personal data protection bill as soon as possible with the House of Representatives. “The Communications and Information Ministry [must] soon conduct an investigation to get more data and information about the affected DPT, what types of data were leaked and what measures did the KPU take as an electronic system service provider. These efforts aim to prevent another personal data leak,” ELSAM wrote in a statement.Communication and Information System Security Research Center (CISSReC) chairman Pratama Persadha also urged the KPU to conduct a digital forensic audit to ensure the safety of its data system. It’s a great danger to let confidential data be exposed in public without encryption, as it can be misused by irresponsible people, he added.“The identification numbers of your Identity Card or Family Card could be used to register for a phone SIM card or even to apply for online lending,” said Pratama.“This is very concerning. The problem is that people can’t do anything. The data should be protected by whoever possesses it, be it private or public institutions.”Pratama called on the government to play a greater role in ensuring the cybersecurity of its citizens, specifically mentioning the Communications and Information Ministry and the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), among others, which “have yet to function optimally”.Although the KPU has said the DPT is open data, it does not mean that it should not be protected, according to ELSAM and CISSReC, as leaked personal data from the DPT could be used to commit a crime.Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said on Friday that a joint force of the KPU, the ministry and the BSSN would be created to investigate the data breach, which is also expected to prevent a repeat.“The mechanism of voter data submission, processing, storing and exposing must be secured,” said Johnny.In addition, he called on lawmakers at the House to deliberate the government-proposed personal data protection bill as soon as possible. Indonesia has yet to have its own version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as deliberations have stalled since the government submitted the draft bill to the House in January.In the meantime, Johnny added, the government was finalizing the establishment of a national data center that would integrate all kinds of government data with a multi-layered security system. The data center is also expected to solve the overlapping issue among public institutions.KPU commissioner Viryan Azis said his office was currently checking the KPU’s data server, pledging to probe the case thoroughly.“We are conducting an internal check on our server and coordinating with relevant parties,” said Viryan as quoted by kompas.com on Friday. Viryan presumed that the data exposed in the forum might be a soft copy of the 2014 election data, with metadata dated Nov. 5, 2013.According to him, a soft copy is openly available to the public. “The soft copy [the PDF-formatted document], was issued based on the existing regulation for the public’s interest,” he said.  Marchio Irfan Gorbiano contributed to the story.Topics : Experts have called on the government to conduct a forensic audit into a breach of millions of Indonesian citizens’ data that was allegedly stolen and shared illegally on a hacker forum, the latest in a series of personal data breaches.The cybersecurity research collective Under the Breach on Thursday posted about the leak on its Twitter account @underthebreach, saying the hacker appeared to have stolen the data from the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) website in 2013. The data set is claimed to be the final voter list (DPT) in the 2014 presidential election.Data of around 2.3 million people, including sensitive information such as full names, Family Card numbers, citizenship identification numbers (NIK), home addresses and other personal information are listed in a PDF document.last_img read more

NBA approves draft lottery reform, player rest guidelines

first_imgNEW YORK — NBA owners on Thursday approved draft lottery reform and guidelines for the resting of healthy players in the regular season.The lottery reform is an attempt to disincentivize losing and curtail teams from trying to get a better chance at obtaining a top draft pick.The three highest lottery seeds will now each have a 14 percent chance of getting the top pick compared to 25 percent for the team with the worst record, 19.9 percent for the team with the second-worst record and 15.6 percent for the team with the third-worst record in the lottery system used since 2005.“Lottery reform was important because there was a perception in many of our communities that the best path to rebuilding their teams was to race to the bottom,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said. “I don’t necessarily agree that that’s the optimal strategy to create a great team, but it became currency in this league. So much so that there were situations in many of our team communities where the team felt under pressure to engage in that strategy, even when they didn’t think that was the best strategy to build their team. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “NBA Draft Lottery reform is a meaningful step in our continuous effort to enhance the quality of our games,” NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell said. “These changes were necessary to improve the competitive incentives for our teams.”The number of picks determined by the lottery will also increase to four from three, meaning the team with the worst record could fall to the fifth pick compared to the fourth pick in the previous lottery system. The team with the second-worst record will pick no lower than sixth, the third-seed no worse than seventh and the fourth seed no worse than eighth.The new lottery system will begin with the 2019 draft so teams can prepare and plan.While Silver and the league’s front office pushed for adopting this reform, it is not popular with all team executives, especially ones playing in small and mid-markets.Some executives in those markets believe the best way to get a franchise-altering player is through a draft and that this reform hurts their chances to draft that kind of player.Opponents also see the reform as simply moving where the tanking happens. Instead of the very worst teams trying to finish with the worst record, they envision a scenario where teams in the middle or at the end of the lottery tank to improve their chances of getting a top-3 or top-5 pick.But the league is more concerned right now about the teams trying to get the best lottery odds. In consecutive seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers “trusted the process” and lost 63, 64 and 72 games. The league wants to avoid those situations, or one such as last year when the Lakers and Phoenix Suns lost late-season games while sitting healthy players. To be fair, the Lakers won five of their final six games (at the time, angering many fans in favor of them losing as many as possible). Despite lesser odds, the Lakers (26-56) secured the No. 2 pick and Phoenix (24-58) picked fourth.By flattening lottery odds at the top, the league believes it is eliminating the idea that a team has to be the worst of the worst to improve. Supporters of the proposal reason that bad teams can still improve through the draft without “tanking,” which has been a public-relations problem for the league.“There is no longer an incentive to try to calibrate between the worst record and the second-worst record, and the second-worst record and the third-worst record,” Silver said. “But at the same time it recognizes that poor-performing teams do need to get high draft picks as a legitimate way to rebuild their team.“It’s a combination of perception, but substance too. That there was too great an incentive for teams to embark on that strategy under the current odds.”The resting regulations give Silver the ability to fine teams for sitting healthy players in instances that include nationally televised games. That legislation needed a simple majority to pass.“It ultimately is my hope that the rules go in the drawer and that teams step up here and see that there is a larger obligation to our fans, to the basketball community,” Silver said regarding the rest issue.Silver will have the discretionary ability to fine teams for resting players in several instances, including sitting multiple players outside of unusual circumstances in a single game, and healthy players in nationally televised ESPN, ABC and TNT games.When teams decide to rest players in games, they’ll be encouraged to do so for home instead of away games. Star players sitting out are expected to be on the bench during games and encouraged to be accessible to fans for interaction before the game.The league announced that any violation of the new resting rule will be deemed as conduct prejudicial or detrimental to the NBA. Teams that violate the rule will be fined at least $100,000.Silver suggested the league would continue to tweak its rest policy in the coming seasons.“The owners all understood when we were discussing them that sort of the devil is in the details here in terms of how it is we will enforce them, and we’re going to do our best,” the commissioner said. “But my hunch is that once we see them in operation, we’ll be back having additional discussions as to just the right way to calibrate it.”The NBA rid the 2017-18 season schedule of many back-to-back games around nationally televised appearances, giving teams presumably less reason to sit out players for high-profile games.“At the end of the day, it comes down to our teams,” Silver said. “It comes down to a sense of obligation our teams have toward the league that they’re a part of.”center_img “ … To trade away otherwise very serviceable players and embark on a strategy that requires them to, in essence, field poor teams, which they believed would give them the best chance to improve over the long term. I felt it was corrosive to this league.”According to an ESPN report, the draft lottery reform passed with a 28-1-1 vote, with Oklahoma City voting against and Dallas abstaining. The league needed 23 of 30 teams – a three-quarters majority – to pass the legislation.The voting was part of a two-day meeting of the NBA board of governors in New York that concluded on Thursday.The chance for the No. 1 pick after the three highest lottery seeds is as follows:Team 4: 12.5%Team 5: 10.5%Team 6: 9.0%Team 7: 7.5%Team 8: 6.0%Team 9: 4.5%Team 10: 3.0%Team 11: 2.0%Team 12: 1.5%Team 13: 1.0%Team 14: 0.5%last_img read more