Bjorka Hacker Claims to Break President Jokowi’s Data
JAKARTA – The National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) is ready to respond to allegations of data leakage that occurred in several Electronic System Operators (PSE). This was after a hacker or hackers named himself Bjorka claimed to have broken into the security of data belonging to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). He claimed to have obtained 679,180 important and confidential letters belonging to the president.
“BSSN has investigated several alleged incidents of data leakage, as well as validating the published data,” said BSSN spokesman Ariandi Putra, Saturday (10/9). He said that his party coordinated with every PSE suspected of having a data leak incident, including within the Ministry of State Secretariat.
“We are making rapid mitigation efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity system to prevent greater risks in some of these PSEs,” said Ariandi.
BSSN also coordinates with law enforcers, such as the Directorate of Cyber Crimes, Bareskrim Polri, to take law enforcement steps. He emphasized that his party provided technical support and asked all PSEs to ensure the security of electronic systems in their respective environments.
“This is in accordance with the mandate of Government Regulation Number 71 of 2019 concerning the Implementation of Electronic Systems and Transactions which states that every PSE must operate an electronic system reliably and safely and be responsible for the proper operation of the electronic system,” concluded Ariandi.
Previously, hackers claiming to be “Bjorka” through the Telegram group claimed to have hacked correspondence belonging to President Joko Widodo, including letters from the State Intelligence Agency (BIN). Bjorka’s claim was disseminated by a Twitter account “DarkTracer: DaekWeb Criminal Intelligence”, which later went viral and became one of the most popular topics of discussion on Twitter until Saturday morning.
Responding to this problem, Head of the Presidential Secretariat (Kasetpres) Heru Budi Hartono emphasized that no letters and documents for President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) were leaked on the internet. “Later the State Secretariat will convey. There are no leaked contents of the letters,” said Heru when contacted in Jakarta, Saturday (10/9).
Heru said that the information that said a letter labeled secret from BIN, and another letter to President Jokowi was leaked on a hacker forum was false information. The circulation of false information, said Heru, is a violation of the Electronic Information and Transaction Law.
Cyber Security Audit
Meanwhile, members of the DPR asked BSSN to conduct cyber security audits for all ministries and institutions because data leaks often occur. This was stated directly by Member of Commission I DPR Sukamta in response to the rise of data leaks in a row some time ago.
“From the results of the audit, it can be immediately followed up by strengthening the data security system,” he said. According to him, consecutive data leaks continue to hit several ministries/state institutions.
The latest allegation of data leakage occurred at the KPU which contains 105 million population data for Indonesian citizens. The leaked data included full name, NIK, KK number, complete address, place and date of birth, age, gender, and information about disability. The risk of data leakage is considered very large.
“This leaked private data of citizens is very valuable, if it falls to cybercriminals, it will certainly threaten the community. “Online (online) fraud is increasingly happening, of course it is related to the leaked private data of citizens,” he said. He emphasized that the Cyber Security Task Force that had been formed by the government needed to take systematic steps.
He reminded that cybersecurity challenges in the future will be higher, digital services and transactions will be dominant in public services.
“The approval of the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) between Commission I and the government is certainly an encouraging thing. The existence of this regulation must be immediately followed by making a rodmap (road map), structuring institutions, strengthening human resources and improving technology to build a strong cyber security system,” said Sukamta.
Cybersecurity expert Pratama Persadha reminded general election (election) stakeholders that the alleged leak of 105 million voter data should not interfere with the 2024 election.
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