British Ministers were forbidden to wear the Apple Watch due to Russian hackers
British Ministers during meetings of the government banned the use of Apple Watch because of the suspicion that these devices “can be compromised by Russian secret agents.” About it on Monday writes The Daily Telegraph.
“When (former Prime Minister) David Cameron, several members of the Cabinet wore “smart watch”, including the former Minister of justice Michael Gove. However, when Theresa may Ministers were forbidden to wear them in connection with the concern that they can be used by hackers as eavesdropping devices”, – informed the publication.
The publication also gives an example of a different kind of “dangers” posed by the Apple Watch. It argues that the already mentioned Michael Gove when he was still in 2014-2015, the chief parliamentary whip for the Conservative party was once interrupted a meeting of the ruling Tory Cabinet by a careless press of the wrong button on the clock while viewing the email. As a result, the Ministers instead of discussing public Affairs, had some time to listen to running “smart” watch the audio recording of songs by American singer beyoncé.
Earlier, according to the newspaper, out of fear of breaking the British Ministers were forbidden to take on a meeting of the Cabinet of mobile phones. The source explained that “the Russians are trying to hack everything.”
Moscow has repeatedly accused of involvement in the cyber attacks in the United States. 8 October it became known about the perspectives of introduction of the bill in Congress regarding the imposition of sanctions against “Russian cybercriminals”. In the case of the adoption of the document the White house will be obliged to conduct an investigation against those who undermine security in the virtual space.
Earlier, us intelligence has expressed its confidence that the Russian authorities are behind recent hacks and leakage of confidential information of a political nature. In particular, on 29 July it became known about hacking into server Committee of the Democratic party in Congressional elections. In the secret service believe that these actions were designed to interfere in the electoral process in the United States.
On 2 September the President of Russia Vladimir Putin rejected the involvement of the country to hacker attacks in the United States. The Russian foreign Ministry accusations of meddling in the American elections called absurd.