Medvedev warns intel officials against leakage of secret logs

President Dmitry Medvedev warned Russian intelligence against leaking its own secret logs.

Moscow: Amid the WikiLeaks disclosures,
President Dmitry Medvedev today warned Russian intelligence
against leaking its own secret logs.

Addressing the officers of the Foreign Intelligence
Service (SVR) on its 90th anniversary, the Russian President
asked the officials of the spy agency to keep abreast with the
changing times.

"SVR should improve and change its methods in line
with growing global threats such as cyber crimes and
international terrorism," Medvedev was quoted as saying by the
local media here.

Speaking to the country`s top spies at the sprawling
SVR headquarters in south-western Moscow suburb Yasenevo,
Medvedev, referring to WikiLeaks whistleblower websites
disclosures, said the security service should thoroughly
analyse the recently leaked US diplomatic cables and take
precautions over leaking its own secret logs.

"The global information flow that the world plunged
into has dramatically changed the system of making decisions,
creating brand new problems.

"Some of them have become completely visible over the
last months," Medvedev was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.
In the brief televised part of the speech, Medvedev
made a passing reference to this summer`s spy row with the US,
which led to the deportation of 10 spies.

"This year, even though it is a significant
anniversary, became troublesome," he said.

He, however, praised the SVR, saying Russia`s security
service was "effective, quick and reliable".

PTI

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