Eu Officials ‘Hacked’ At Azerbaijan Internet Governance Forum


A spokesman for digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says he and
one of her policy advisors have had their laptops hacked in Baku,
which they are visiting for a major internet policy conference. A
day before, Kroes had criticized her hosts for spying on activists.

The laptops of two EU officials have apparently been hacked in
Azerbaijan during the Internet Governance Forum. The officials both
work for digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes, who gave a speech at
the forum on Wednesday in which she lambasted the Azeri government for
spying on activists online, and promised to promote tools for helping
journalists avoid surveillance. “Great, now my Mac has been hacked,”
Kroes’s spokesman, Ryan Heath, tweeted on Thursday morning. “Also
@msprotonneutron [policy officer Camino Manjon] ~W I wonder who could
have done that?~T (ZDNet)