The Finnish Foreign Ministry has been the target of large-scale spying, according to the Finnish commercial broadcasting company MTV3.
The espionage has been kept under wraps, with just a few key officials aware of the matter. MTV3 says that the true extent of the hacking is still not clear. Neither is it certain that the problem has been fixed.
The spying could have been running for up to four years. The matter was first reported by MTV3, and was confirmed to Yle by Finland’s Security Police, SUPO.
A Supo investigation is underway.
According to the authorities, either China or Russia is suspected to be responsible for the snooping, which focused on data traffic between Finland and the EU, reports MTV3.
Sources: Yle, MTV3