Indonesian government bans Raid Forums after leak, in talks over data protection bill

Ursula Florene reports:

After the alleged leak of personal data of more than 200 million Indonesians, the Communications and Information Ministry has ordered internet service providers to block access to data sharing site Raid Forums. Hackers have used the site to sell information in multiple cases, including those involving e-commerce platforms Tokopedia and Bukalapak.

“Raid Forums has been identified as a forum that shares content that violates laws in Indonesia. The website, including an account named ‘Kotz,’ is in the process of being blocked,” said ministry spokesperson Dedy Permadi in a statement on Saturday.

Additionally, download links to data files hosted on,, and have all been disabled.

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