Inquiry on Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens:

Type: News   Reference: 94527   Duration: 00:03:57  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 03/10/2013   First transmission: 03/10/2013
- extracts from the exchange of views EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs LIBE Committee Inquiry on Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens The LIBE Committee organised today a hearing on Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens. Hereby the EP wants to find out how far was Belgacom victim of possible hacking and tapping in summer 2013.

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00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Parliament, Brussels, BE (1 shot) 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (Dutch): Geert STANDAERT, Vice President Service Delivery Engine, BELGACOM S.A.: "Our initial focus was to look into the what the virus was and to try to find out what kind of virus is was. We wanted to look whether there had been problems customs beings effected, or customer data having been compromised and there we no proof of those however." 00:00:32
00:00:42 SOUNDBITE (Dutch): Dirk LYBAERT, Secretary General, BELGACOM S.A.: "What we found was there has been no overflow of malware form our internal system to customers and by this we resume not to EU institutions either." 00:00:12
00:00:54 SOUNDBITE (Dutch): Dirk LYBAERT, Secretary General, BELGACOM S.A.: "What we have found was cleaned up. Two methods, we shut up both those channels and we now stepped up our monitoring, made it more intensive than it was earlier on. As a Telecom operator, we all have the duty to ensure that our networks are protected properly at all times. What we have to cope with today and I think that shifts different light on this incidence, it is an intruder here which used extremely sophisticated methods, clearly has massive resources available. And even if your systems are decently protected you cannot provide a 100 percent guarantee against someone who has that level of resources and that level of commitment to break into your system." 00:01:26
00:02:20 SOUNDBITE (English): Sophia IN T'VERLD, Vice-Chair of the LIBE Committee: "After all the questions and answers it is still not cleat to me as it is reported in the media, whether or not the one who breach the integrity of your system has been able to listen into telephone calls, YES or NO? Telephone calls in the European Parliament, yes or no? Because if the answer is yes; then it is right that we too are a party in this law case!" 00:00:24
00:02:44 SOUNDBITE (Dutch): Geert STANDAERT, Vice President Service Delivery Engine, BELGACOM S.A.: "I can be clear here; there is no reason to suppose that until now." 00:00:06
00:02:50 SOUNDBITE (Dutch): Geert STANDAERT, Vice President Service Delivery Engine, BELGACOM S.A.: "This malware was not designed to destroy data. We have no indication that the service provision was ever compromised and today we have no indication that any customer data was compromised. As to how long the malware has been present: at the end of June we managed to establish that the malware was there, but the exact date is still undergoing investigation and in technical terms it is rather a complicated affair. At the moment we cannot say anything on that front." 00:00:47
00:03:37 cut away shots, (6 shots) 00:00:20
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