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Investigation into data security breach at Ministry for Foreign Affairs progresses
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:27:11 +0000 (UTC)
01 Feb 2014
While investigating the cyber-espionage attack against it, the Ministry
for Foreign Affairs has determined, for example, the methods used to
infiltrate its data network. The ministry's information and documentation
division is currently finalising a report on the security breach and is to
present it to policy-makers and government officials in March.
"The investigation has progressed. We know the channel but don't know the
party behind it. We therefore know where the infection came from and what
opened the hole in our data network," says Ari Uusikartano, the director
general of the division.
"We are beginning to have quite a lot of information on how the attack has
taken place and what methods were used," he adds.
Users of the network, Uusikartano reveals, were not prompted to disclose
information to aid the infiltrator, a method used commonly in similar
attacks. "In this case, the attack came through the web."
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