Indonesian Ministry of Communications Denies Imposing Sanctions Against Telkom and PLN for Alleged Data Leaks

- 24 August 2022 18:04 WIB
Director General of Applications and Information, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan. (Photo/Kominfo)
Director General of Applications and Information, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan. (Photo/Kominfo)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information denied that it had imposed sanctions on National Electric Company (PLN) and Indihome, the internet provider subsidiary of state-owned PT Telkom Indonesia due to the alleged leakage of customer data.

"The Minister of Communication and Information (Kominfo) has never stated that Telkom and PLN have received sanctions from the Ministry of Communications and Informatics for cases of alleged leakage of personal data to the two companies," said Director General of Applications and Information, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan in a press statement, Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Samuel detailed, in a doorstop with reporters on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, that the context of the statement by the Minister of Communication and Informatics is that sanctions will be given “if” PLN and/or Telkom are proven to have violated the obligation to protect personal data based on the results of an investigation conducted by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics.

Also read: Browsing Data, Personal Information of More Than 26 Million IndiHome Users Leaked on the Dark Web

Samuel further said that the Ministry of Communication and Informatics had summoned the two companies immediately after the news of the massive data leak broke out.

"Kominfo has summoned PLN on August 20, 2022, and Telkom on August 22, 2022, and has determined follow-up steps," said Samuel.

He added that Kominfo will conduct further investigations of the reports provided by the two companies.

Also read: Kominfo: PLN to Investigate Their Online Security After a Breach Leaked 17 Million User Data

In addition, Kominfo also emphasized the importance of efforts to improve cyber security both at PLN and Telkom to prevent other possible losses in the future.

"Cooperation with the National Cyber ​​and Crypto Agency (BSSN) needs to continue to audit and improve the cybersecurity of the two companies," he concluded.


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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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