Indonesia: students got phone hackedEvent
- Initial Date
- Apr 11, 2022
- Event Description
The alleged hacking of cellphones happened to a number of student activists in Kediri who held a demonstration in front of the Kediri City DPRD Office, Monday (11/4/2022).
The hacking occurred allegedly related to student demonstrations. Because the cellphone numbers belonging to a number of activists were asked to enter a verification code.
Chadifan, as the commander of the demonstration team, said there were hacking attempts by irresponsible parties.
A student of the Study Program Outside the Main Campus (PSDKU) Universitas Brawijaya Kediri told a number of media crews that his cellphone suddenly received a notification from another device that was trying to log in to his WhatsApp account.
According to him, the piracy of cellphones is evidence of the ongoing crisis of democracy in Indonesia.
"We are verifying the code. What we have done is two number or two-step verification. If there is an attempt we need to re-enter, this means hacking or logging in from another device so we need to confirm who is my login or not," said Chadifan after the demonstration in front of the Kediri City DPRD Office. In fact, a friend's number at Brawijaya University Malang has also been hacked and is still not functioning again. Even though there have been hacking attempts by other parties, Chadifan admitted that he still has no plans to report the case to the police.
It is suspected that the hacking of the student's cell phone number was related to the student demonstration movement to address the latest issues raised by students.
Meanwhile, the Head of Operations at the Kediri Police, Kompol Abraham Sisik, admitted to a number of media crews that so far the officers had not received any reports.
“There is no hacking of cellphones in Kediri. We ensure that the demonstration in Kediri is safe and orderly. Students are like our own children and younger siblings. We oversee it from the beginning, until the end of the demonstration. They expressed their gratitude to the police,” he said. To secure the student demonstration, the Kediri City Police deployed 410 personnel. Officers also escorted students and carried out traffic engineering during the demonstration which took place on Jl Mayor Bismo, Kediri City.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Other (e.g. undefined, organisation, community)
- Online Attack and Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of expression
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to privacy
- Right to Protest
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 11 April 2022, a number of students holding a demonstration had their phone hacked by unknown actors in Kediri, Indonesia.