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Belgium Investigating Possible Cyberespionage on Belgacom Systems

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Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom has taken steps to secure its systems after an attempted intrusion into its networks. Belgacom has hired an outside company to conduct a security sweep of its systems.

Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom has taken steps to secure its systems after an attempted intrusion into its networks. Belgacom has hired an outside company to conduct a security sweep of its systems.

According to Belgian paper De Standaard, the attack was launched by a foreign state and had been ongoing for several years. The country's Prime Minister issued a statement in which he noted, "The goal of the intrusion wasn't sabotage, but collection of strategic data." The Belgian government is investigating.

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