The Patriarchate of Moscow takes measures to protect against hacker attacks

Moscow. On 13 June. INTERFAX – the Church spoke about the measures taken to protect a computer database of the Moscow Patriarchate from hacker attacks, but did not rule out possible risks.

“The Moscow Patriarchate has a long established system of computers disconnected from the Internet, for which we write documents, on those computers we have them editable”, – said the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk in the program “Church and world” on TV channel “Russia-24” (VGTRK), answering a question of the presenter about a possible hacking attacks.

In addition, according to the Metropolitan, the Patriarch trying to maintain correspondence of confidential nature over email.

The Hierarch expressed his opinion that, although “it is impossible to safeguard completely” and “absolute protection from viruses, attacks by hackers today,” a return to solely a paper document is also excluded.

The head of the Synodal Department is convinced that people, organizations and companies who are responsible for working with confidential information, “should make a special effort to ensure that the maximum way to protect themselves from such attacks.”