Dutch ministers voicemails easily tapped

23rd March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The voicemails of ministers, mayors, senior civil servants and government spokespersons can be easily tapped from a remote location.

Current affairs television programme OneToday reported on Wednesday it had been able to listen to voicemails of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager.

The voicemails of subscribers with telecom services provider Vodafone are easily tapped using a standard code as long as the telephone number of the person in question is known and they have not changed the standard code to a private, unique code.

Several million people in the Netherlands have a subscription with telecom provider Vodafone.



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