The Libyan National Security Council announced the formation of an emergency room to follow up on the repercussions of the cyberattack on Libyana mobile phone company, adding in a statement that the room members held a meeting in the early hours of Saturday morning, on instructions from the National Security Adviser, Ibrahim Bushnaf, in the presence of a number of cybersecurity experts to discuss the ramifications of the cyberattack.
The room members have verified some of the information received on the subject, and they are currently working with the relevant authorities to strengthen the firewall for the network through a strategy developed by the various concerned authorities in cooperation with the National Security Council.
The room members confirmed that predicting risks before they occur and emergency response mechanisms are among the priorities of the National Security Council, which is working on preparing its cyber report on risk assessment and recovery, in addition to identifying and addressing vulnerabilities.
Libyana mobile phone company denied on Friday evening that its data had been hacked, confirming that its system was operating normally. The denial came as a response to what was circulated a few days ago about the company being hacked.
The Telecom Holding Company denied, in a statement issued Saturday, the leak of any data related to the users of Libyana mobile phone company, following cyber-attacks on the Libyana database, clarifying that the data that was attacked was related to the internal system of employees within the company, not the call log or users' social media accounts, as some have claimed in the past few days.