01:04 GMT27 February 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    Cyberattacks on the Czech Foreign Ministry are not a threat to the country’s national security as cracked emails did not contain strategic information, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said Thursday.

    PRAGUE (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, local media reported, citing an intelligence source, that a group of unknown hackers had cracked the emails of the Czech foreign minister and his deputies and had stolen thousands of user accounts, as well as classified data.

    "[Hackers obtaining strategic information] is a lie, I must categorically reject this. The truth is what I said earlier that the Foreign Ministry’s internal system, used for working with strategic materials, which are sensitive in terms of national security, has not been attacked," Zaoralek told a press conference.

    The foreign minister noted that although some of his hacked personal emails could have contained important information, it was not a threat to the county’s national security.

    Zaoralek confirmed that the cyberattacks had been ongoing for a long period of time and were conducted in a sophisticated manner.


    Czech Defense Minister Fails to Find Russian Trail in Cyberattacks on Government
    Czech Claims of Russian Trail in Cyberattacks Tied to Intel Services Bill
    Czech FM Draws Similarities Between Hacks on Ministry, US DNC
    cyberattack, Czech Republic
    Community standardsDiscussion