NSA suspected in IT intrusion at Belgium’s largest telecom

Belgacom, Belgium’s largest telecommunications firm, has filed a complaint with the nation’s federal prosecutor, after their IT teams detected several indicators of compromise on the company’s network.

In a statement, Belgacom says that they’ve filed a complaint with the Belgium federal prosecutor’s office against an “unknown third-party” after internal security checks detected several indicators of compromise on dozens of systems.

“During a thorough investigation of traces of a digital intrusion, we discovered an unknown virus in a number of units in our internal IT-system. In order to eliminate this virus effectively, we decided to clean up the entire system,” the statement explained.

The virus detected was located outside of Belgacom’s telecom network, on the internal systems, “at no point in time has the delivery of our telecommunication services been compromised,” the statement added.

SOURCE: csoonline.com

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