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Belgian Foreign Affairs victim of hacking

11:54 19/09/2013

After it came to light this week that malware was discovered on the computer network of Belgian telecoms giant Belgacom, now the goverment appears to be the target of a major computer break-in. The federal prosecutor is investigating an intrusion into the network of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office Wenke Roggen told Flemish daily De Tijd. It is likely that the hack leaked confidential and sensitive information about Belgian foreign policy. While the federal prosecutor stressed that the investigation is still being carried out, according to De Tijd everything points in the direction of high-tech espionage.

Written by The Bulletin