Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), the Minister for Foreign AffairsThe extent of the security breach detected in the data network of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs was not revealed until early March, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), the Minister for Foreign Affairs, says. The breach was then promptly reported to the ministry and the Cabinet Committee on Foreign and Security Policy, and thereon only to authorities that were expected to respond to it.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Tuomioja said that also the foreign ministries of other member states of the European Union have fallen victim to similar cyber-espionage campaigns. However, none of these countries, he highlighted, has disclosed the data breach on its own initiative, not even to the EU.

Lehtikuva - Seppo Samuli