Due to widespread cyber-espionage, the Russian Secret Service using traditional typewriters to protect confidential information - writes Izvestia on Thursday.
The Russian newspaper reported that one of the branches of the Secrete Service responsible for the protection of the president and members of government has just ordered 20 typewriters. Particularly sensitive documents are stored only on paper, rather than in electronic form.
This practice is widespread not only at the secret service, but also at the ministry of defense and civilian protection agencies. Nikolai Kovalev, the former head of the Federal Security Service said it was customary to store confidential information in handwritten form even before news about cyber-espionage leaked to the public.
It is also important that every typewriter should have its own unique keyboard, unlike the mass produced ones; thus, each confidential document could be linked to a particular typewriter - writes the Russian newspaper.
(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)