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Mahfud MD: The case of state data leakage is not related to confidential data

Jakarta, The Indonesia Post – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs (Menkopolhukam) Mahfud MD said that the case of state data leaks that had been widely discussed by the public in recent days was not related to confidential data belonging to the Republic of Indonesia.

“Regarding the leaking of state data, I can confirm that it really happened. I have received the report from the National Cyber ​​and Crypto Agency (BSSN). Then, from the analysis of Deputy VII (Kemenkopolhukam), things happened here and there. However, it could actually not be data that is actually confidential,” said Mahfud when giving a press statement at the Kemenkopolhukam Office, Jakarta, Monday.

Thus, according to him, the case has not jeopardized state data because the data that was leaked to the public were actually things that had been reported in the newspapers.

“So, nothing is dangerous yet and the issues that arise are already in the newspapers every day, (news about) becoming president, this, like this, that’s all. There are no state secrets from what I read,” said Mahfud.

As a form of follow-up to the case, Mahfud said that the government would hold a meeting to explore the matter.

Previously, hackers who claimed to be “Bjorka” through the Telegram group claimed to have hacked the correspondence of the Indonesian 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 (10/9) morning.

The post claims that letters and documents to the Indonesian President, including a letter sent by BIN labeled secret, have been leaked.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Budi Heru Hartono confirmed that no letters and documents for President Joko Widodo were leaked online.

“Later, the State Secretariat will convey. There are no leaked contents of the letters,” said Heru when contacted in Jakarta, Saturday (10/9). (mhn/bbs)

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