Sonera subscriptions not subject to any information security risk

It has been reported in the media today that a major information security risk has been discovered in the TeliaSonera mobile subscriptions used by the Ministry of the Interior. It is secure to use all of Sonera’s 2.5 million mobile subscriptions. This is not a question of a problem in Sonera’s networks or services.

“We contacted the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, FICORA, on Friday, February 10, 2006, and again today. FICORA has stated in these discussions that, on the basis of the information they received from us, there is no reason to suspect that Sonera’s subscriptions or networks are subject to any information security risks,“ says Esa Korvenmaa, Chief Operating Officer at TeliaSonera Finland.

For further information, please contact:

Esa Korvenmaa, COO, TeliaSonera Finland
tel. + 358 2040 21000