2017-06-13 12:26:00

Moscow Patriarchate takes measures to protect from hacker attacks

Moscow, June 13, Interfax - Church official tells about measures taken to protect computer base of the Moscow Patriarchate from cyber attacks.

"The Moscow Patriarchate has a system of computers not connected to the Internet, we write and edit documents on them," Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, said on The Church and the World program on Rossiya 24 (VGTRK) television channel, answering the correspondent's question about possible hacker attacks.

According to the metropolitan, the patriarchate tries not to email confidential letters.

The hierarch expressed an opinion that though "it is impossible to get fully protected," and "today there is no 100% defense from viruses, from cyber attacks," it is absolutely impossible to get back to paper documents.

The head of the synodal department is convinced that people, organizations and companies responsible for confidential information "should spare no efforts to protect from such attacks."