Voicemails of Dutch Ministers Leaked

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A Dutch TV-programme, EenVandaag, has discovered that it’s easy to tap the voicemails of thousands of Dutch government officials and employees, including those of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire cabinet. Recently, the Dutch government signed a contract with telecoms provider Vodafone. Vodafone has a standard pincode for listening to voicemails from another phone. By dailing a special number and entering the pincode, access to another phone’s mailbox is granted.

The programme did not reveal any state secrets, and it has informed all the ministers and other top officials that it had managed to tap their phones. It also contacted Vodafone which has since taken measures to ensure that voicemails can no longer be accessed without an individual pincode.

Nevertheless, an urgency meeting is scheduled during which is to be determined “whether Dutch national security has been at risk”.

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Editor Intelink says:(2012-10-02 10:49:19)

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