Saturday, May 4, 2013

Telkom and Biznet Denies "Pidgin" Internet Users

Two major Internet service providers in Indonesia, Telkom and Biznet Network, has denied allegations it uses intelligence software to spy on Internet users.
The results Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, Canada, showed that the three internet service providers (internet service provider or ISP) in Indonesia using FinFisher software, also known as FinSpy. In addition to Telkom and Biznet, Global Matrixnet also allegedly spying on customers.
"From Biznet no such policy. Checks the IP address we are it got nobody," said President Director of Biznet Network Adi Kusma KompasTekno when contacted on Monday (03/18/2013).
Similar disclosed Telkom. "That Telkom does not have a server to monitor or spy on customers," said Slamet Riyadi, Head of Corporate Communications and Telkom Affair.
FinFisher is remote monitoring software developed by Gamma International in Munich, Germany. According to the Citizen Lab, FinFisher products are marketed and sold exclusively for law enforcement and intelligence agencies by Gamma Group based in the UK.
"FinSpy capture information from the infected computer, such as passwords and Skype calls, and send information to the command and control server FinSpy," according to the Citizen Lab research.
In the research, the Citizen Lab revealed the internet protocol address (IP address) in Indonesia, which is thought to contain or FinFisher FinSpy. Telkom IP addresses and Global Matrixnet not fully disclosed.
- PT Telkom of Indonesia- PT Telkom of Indonesia- PT Matrixnet Global from Indonesia- Biznet ISP from Indonesia- Biznet ISP from Indonesia
According to Slamet, based on partial IP address reported Citizen Lab, concluded that it is the customer Astinet / Transit Telkom. "To identify the IP addresses that need to be complete," said Slamet.
To block the IP address, go Slamet, there must be a request from the computer emergency response team (CERT) state, in this case Indonesia Security Incident Response Team on Internet Infrastructure (ID-SIRTII) under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Citizen Lab notes, software FinSpy detected in 25 countries. Besides Indonesia, it also exists in Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, Czech, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Qatar, Serbia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

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