Source: access to some accounts of the structures of the former government of Afghanistan is restricted.
Google has temporarily restricted access to an unspecified number of email addresses of government agencies in Afghanistan. Thus, the company is trying to ensure the safety of former officials and their international partners. This was reported by a source familiar with the situation.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, issued a statement in which it indicated that it was closely monitoring the development of the situation in Afghanistan and was “taking temporary actions to secure some accounts.”
A team member of the former Afghan government told Reuters that the Taliban are trying to gain access to the emails of officials.
Earlier, the Taliban ordered to save the data stored on the servers of the ministry where he worked. This employee said that he did not follow the order and disappeared.
Data from open sources show that about 20 structures of the former government of Afghanistan used Google servers for electronic correspondence, including the ministries of Finance, industry, education, mining, and some local authorities.
In addition, the Afghan authorities also used Microsoft servers – including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Presidential Office. Microsoft declined to comment on the situation.