The Communication and Informatics Ministry will soon issue a technical recommendation to better protect the personal data of Telkom (subscribers) while at the same time coordinating with the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN)Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Communication and Informatics Ministry is still studying a report of the alleged leak of IndiHome subscribers ' personal data.
The ministry will soon summon the management of state-owned telecommunication operator PT Telkom Indonesia as the holding company to clarify the incident, the ministry's director general of informatics application, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, said in a written statement released on Sunday,
Pangerapan said the ministry will also ask Telkom to explain its steps to follow up on the report.
"The Communication and Informatics Ministry will soon issue a technical recommendation to better protect the personal data of Telkom (subscribers) while at the same time coordinating with the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN)," he said.
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Meanwhile, Telkom and IndiHome Group had yet to confirm the report of the alleged data leak
Earlier information had it that the browsing history data of IndiHome internet service users leaked and was uploaded to illegal websites. The personal data of 26,730.,798 IndiHome subscribers leaked as per,data obtained in August 2022.
The exposed data are in the form of surfing history on the internet, such as dates, passwords, domains, platforms, browsers and URL link.
The other data of users included residence identification card (KTP), email address, cellular phone numbers and sex also leaked.
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Separately, on Sunday, Vaksincom cyber security expert Alfons Tanujaya said the report of the IndiHome user data leak is likely true. He alleged that the leak came from the service provider server.
Alfons said browsing history data is dangerous for users because someone who has a good knowledge of big data can use it to see and understand (profiling) the users' habit.
The data will also be dangerous if it falls into cyber criminals because they can observe the users' habit and then design activity to cheat victims.
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