Home > News > World
Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 7:16:02 PM
Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 7:16:50 PM
(Reuters) - Ukraine's telecommunications system has come under attack, with equipment installed in Russian-controlled Crimea used to interfere with the mobile phones of members of parliament, the head of Ukraine's SBU security service said on Tuesday.
"I confirm that an IP-telephonic attack is under way on mobile phones of members of Ukrainian parliament for the second day in row," Valentyn Nalivaichenko told a news briefing.
"At the entrance to (telecoms firm) Ukrtelecom in Crimea, illegally and in violation of all commercial contracts, was installed equipment that blocks my phone as well as the phones of other deputies, regardless of their political affiliation," he said.
"The security services are now seeking to restore at least the security of communications," he said. "All state information security systems were unprepared for such a brazen violation of the law."
Russian forces seized Crimea last week.
(Editing by Jon Boyle)
Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election
Exclusive - South Korea's Park says door open for talks with North
67 South Africans died in Lagos church collapse - Zuma
Floods, storms and quakes uproot 22 million in 2013, numbers to rise
Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes welcome baby girl: reports
Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India
'The Last Ship' is entertaining TV despite bleak premise
IPhone comes out of a "bygone era", reviewers hail bigger handset
The ancient city of Bhaktapur: Living history in Nepal
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)