The Danish telecommunications company Telia has ended up in an unfortunate case, where customers may have been bugged their conversations via their voice mailbox. Now Telia Denmark, however, try to increase customer safety as a direct consequence of the intercepted conversations.
It appears on Wednesday of a study made of netmediet Version2, which reveals that Telia's 1.3 million customers in Denmark through a longer period of time have had the risk of having their conversations intercepted.
At Telia Denmark put one down flat, and recognises that there has been a problem. Therefore, have the phone company now trying to shut down what they call a clever hacker attack.
- We have been made aware of the method, where apparently it has been possible to eavesdrop on people's conversations. We were made aware of the vulnerability last Friday. It turns out, it is quite true that, under some certain circumstances, it has been possible to listen to the voice mailboxes associated with Telia's numbers in Denmark, says the press officer at Telia Mads Houe to Ekstra Bladet.
- The option we have been closed down for later, when we have identified the problem, etc. There is of course a lot of study right now to examine whether there may be other vulnerabilities, and we are also in dialogue with both the Danish business authority and the Center for Cyber security.
the Future promises Telia to work to increase the safety of the customers.
- We know that the hacking method has been a crime or svindelform, which has been known for 13 years. It is a crime that is constantly evolving, and therefore in the future we will also be shut down for the vulnerabilities that should be.
- We've already had it up to turn, if we were to make a ticifret code or similar when you need to listen to your answering machine, but we have assessed that it will not be a customer-friendly solution.
- But if it is what can ensure the safety? Is it not a good idea?
- Yes, and this is of course also now in our considerations, for we were made aware of the problem in Friday, and as we later got shut down. So yes, it may well be the consequence of it all, says Telia's press officer.
Telia does not yet have figures on how many of their clients who, ultimately, have been affected by the intercepted conversations at the mailbox. The Danish telecommunications company says, however, that they are working on to find out how many it comes.
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