The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Agency’s Directorate of Cyber Crimes arrested 19 teens suspected of infiltrating online gambling adverts on official websites. They were apprehended in four different cities throughout Indonesia.
“There were a total of 19 criminals. There are 17 guys and two girls in this group. It has something to do with all of this “Inspector General Argo Yuwono, the head of the National Police’s Public Relations Division, remarked on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.
As Argo indicated, the matter was made public after investigators got information in August 2021 that a government website had been hacked by internet gambling. The police also conducted an inquiry into the case’s suspected existence of a syndicate.
“We organized a team to investigate the news after receiving the information. The inquiry also revealed that there were syndicates that sold backlinks, according to the findings “Argo remarked.
According to Argo, each actor plays a separate character. Hundreds of government websites and educational institutions have been compromised as a result of criminals’ unauthorized access and gambling.
“There are 490 educational institutions and 490 ministry and government agency websites,” he stated.
The culprits’ method was to shift backlinks in the form of graphics or online gambling adverts to government websites, according to Argo. Later, the ad will be linked directly to the culprits’ internet gambling operations.
“The investigation has revealed that the ministry, educational institutions, and educational institutions are the targets. That is the goal. In educational institutions where go.id writing is available, as well as educational institutions where ac.id writing is available. A backlink was utilized by the syndicate. The hyperlink was installed in the account, and if someone clicked on it, for example, polri.go.id, the insert would appear. What should I put in place? add pictures and advertising, “Argo elaborated.
The culprits inserted online gambling adverts in government organizations, according to Argo, in order to raise the rating. The idea is for this rating to make online gambling more accessible to a wider range of users.
“Why are these individuals accessing government sites? Because he requires a rating for this advertisement. If we check at the algorithm later, this rating will be high if it rises. It will be easier for people to read if the rating rises “he stated
The perpetrator is suspected of breaking Article 46 paragraph 1 paragraph 2 paragraph 3 of Law Number 19 years 2016 concerning amendments to Law Number 11 of 2008 concerning information and electronic transactions, or breaking Article 48 paragraph 1 paragraph 2 of Law Number 19 years 2016 concerning amendments to Law Number 11 of 2008 concerning information and electronic transactions, or breaking Article 32 paragraph 1 paragraph 2 or breaking Article 45 paragraph 2 of Law Number 19 years 2016 concerning amendments to Law Number 11 of 2008 concerning information and electronic transactions.
Furthermore, the perpetrators are subject to Article 303 of the Criminal Code or 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code, as well as Articles 3, 4, and 10 of Law Number 8 of 2010 on the prevention and eradication of money laundering.