Belgian economic affairs ministry hacked

Thursday 15 May 2014 | 10:28 CET | News
The Belgian economic affairs ministry has been the victim of hacking, minister Johan vande Lanotte confirmed. This follows an attack on the foreign affairs ministry disclosed less than a week earlier, in which sensitive information was stolen.The federal prosecutor is investigating both attacks. According to a report in De Tijd, the attack at the economy ministry is thought to involve a foreign intelligence service, given the complexity of the computer virus used. Russian security services were suspected in the attack at the foreign ministry, as information over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Countries: Belgium
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