Slovak authorities have arrested four suspects on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a series of suspicious devices found connected to the government’s official IT network.
According to local news site Aktuality, the equipment is believed to have been used for wiretapping purposes and would have allowed threat actors to intercept both internet and telephony operations.
The devices, believed to be some type of servers, were connected to GOVNET, a network that interconnects different Slovak government agencies.
Officers from the National Criminal Agency (NAKA), a division of the Slovak police, intervened on Tuesday to seize any suspicious equipment. According to Slovak news site Denník N, some of the devices were seized from the networks of law enforcement and judiciary agencies.