Russian lawmakers having access to confidential information may be recommended no to use iPhones in their work and to switch to simple mobile phones using them only for phone calls.
MOSCOW, December 2. /TASS/. Lawmakers from Russia's parliamentary lower house may be advised not to use iPhones over concerns that communications gadgets made abroad may not be secure. Instead, they would be urged to use the most basic mobile telephones.
A recent influx of reports about Russian electronic espionage activity has prompted fresh concerns that the Kremlin may be gunning for a cyberwar with the West.
Not everyone is convinced: Russian IT analysts interviewed by The Moscow Times were more inclined to blame the spike in attack reports on media hype and cybersecurity companies exploiting clients' fears.
But Russia's leading expert on domestic security services, Andrei Soldatov, said the pattern of the attacks indicated that the Russian government may be mounting a covert Internet offensive.