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Top Kominfo Official Resigns Following National Data Center Breach

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Jakarta, IO – Semuel “Semmy” Abrijani Pangarepan resigned from his position as the Communications and Information Ministry (Kominfo) director general of informatics applications.

“I would like to announce that effective July 1, I have submitted my resignation to the Communications and information minister,” said Semmy, per CNBC Indonesia, Fri (5/7).

He said he took this step as a form of accountability because he was the technical manager of the National Data Center (PDN) that was hit by ransomware attack.

“This incident is technically my responsibility as the director general in charge of the technical government transformation process,” said Semmy.

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After stepping down from the public sector, he plans to remain involved in the Indonesian digital industry.

“I will focus on Indonesia’s digital transformation. Building Indonesia can be done not just from within the government. Before holding a public office, I worked in the private sector. So, I’m going back to my roots,” said Semmy. (un)

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