BPJS Kesehatan Denies Misconduct in Data Breach Allegation

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) president director, Ali Ghufron Mukti on Tuesday’s virtual press conference insists that his agency has never handed over sensitive confidential social security data of its users to outside parties. 

    His statement comes after news broke out alleging that the data of BPJS-registered 279 million Indonesians had leaked and traded to an online website raidsforum.

    “We need to assert that the BPJS Kesehatan had never handed private data to irresponsible parties,” said Ali Ghufron in the press conference on May 25. 

    Ghufron said if users find a request for personal data on behalf of BPJS or related to the agency, they can confirm its authenticity through the official BPJS Kesehatan call center at 1500400 or by confirming it directly to any BPJS branch office. 

    Reported yesterday, data of more than 200 million BPJS participants that include people’s personal information from their names, ID numbers, ID cards, phone numbers, email accounts, up to wages had allegedly been compromised. 

    On the same day the Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) announced they had blocked the website and the website’s user who allegedly leaked the personal information. 

    The Kominfo then summoned the Healthcare and Social Security Administrator (BPJS Kesehatan) and agreed to investigate it deeper alongside the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN).

    Also Read: Kominfo Ministry Responds to Alleged Data Breach of 279 Million People

    MUHAMMAD HENDARTYO