Verrimus: Our staff not source of UK mobile signals in GSOC office

The British security company which investigated alleged bugging at the offices of the Garda Ombudsman has dismissed as "wholly inaccurate" a claim that the wifi network in a coffee shop was the innocent explanation for reports the office was bugged.

In a statement this morning Verrimus also rejects a claim that its staff could have been the source of British mobile phone signals.

The Irish Independent this morning claimed that the signals coming from the mobile phones of Verrimus staff were actually the source of one of the three security threats detected at GSOC headquarters.

The security firm says mobile phones could not act as a so-called 'base station' for cellphone signals.

It also says a WiFi device in GSOC's boardroom should not have been able to connect to any external and unsecure wireless network.

KEYWORDS: GSOC, bugging claims


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