NATO troops coming to Lithuania have been warned about break-ins into their smartphones, the Defense Ministry told BNS.
Mobile phone
© Shutterstock

The statement came in comment of a report in the US daily, The Wall Street Journal, about Russia targeting smartphones of NATO troops in the Baltic states and Poland.

"The NATO troops arriving in Lithuania are aware of the threats of this type and use their mobile devices in light of national restrictions and information protection requirements," the ministry's Division of Provision of Information to the Public told BNS.

"Lithuanian troops and all those working or serving in the national defense system are every year updated on the risks of using smart technologies, as well as the necessary protection of information and data, furthermore, they are urged to use their communication devices with care," said the Defense Ministry.

The Wall Street Journal cited troops, officials and government representatives of NATO member-states as saying that Russia was organizing a campaign to hack mobile telephones of troops, aimed at obtaining information, evaluating the capacities and intimidating troops.

The military said the campaign targeted 4,000 NATO troops stationed in Poland and the Baltic states this year.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

NATO jets in Baltic scrambled once to intercept Russian plane

NATO fighter jets, stationed in the Baltic states as part of the NATO air policing mission, were...

US Army deploys tanks, IFVs to Lithuania for training

The US Army's Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles were on Friday transported to...

Defense Ministry moves to lower upper age limit for conscripts to 23 years (Updated)

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry proposes to lower the upper age limit for draftees for mandatory...

Croatia to rejoin NATO battalion in Lithuania in 2 years

Croatia plans to rejoin NATO 's multinational battalion in Lithuania in two years' time, the...

Government asks MPs to allow it to borrow funds to meet 2 pct defense spending target

The Lithuanian government has asked the parliament to allow it to borrow funds to increase defense...