JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir said the theft of personal data by hackers is a very serious matter for the public.
To overcome this, Erick invited Indonesian hackers to join the struggle with the government in protecting people's personal data and maintaining Indonesia's digital sovereignty.
"The hackers who feel less appreciated, also start talking to the government so that we don't bring each other down, it's better for us to build our nation. There is nothing wrong now that the government together with digital experts and hackers are actually protecting our country against hacker attacks from other countries," said Erick in Jakarta, Monday, September 12, 2022.
Erick said that the government continues to make improvements to the system in dealing with attacks that undermine Indonesia's cybersecurity.
"In the past, what was called crime was that someone entered our house, took things, now they are taking data," he said.
As a person, Erick also claimed to be the victim of a hacker's target. Personal data such as religion, parents' names, to education are disseminated to the public.
Even so, Erick admitted that he was not angry considering that the data was general information and it was normal for the public to know about him as a public official.
"But we have to respect each other because there are a lot of data that are not worthy to be published, this is not my data," said Erick.
Previously, the hacker Bjorka claimed to have leaked data from the Indonesian government, such as data on President Joko Widodo's correspondence and data from Indonesian ministers, including Erick Thohir.