SKT denies allegations of wiretapping

Thursday, 3 October 2002, 11:28 AM EST

SK Telecom, Korea's largest mobile communications service provider, has flatly denied allegations that it is virtually impossible to listen in to calls on the 011 network.

In a response to allegations from Rep. Chung Hyung-keun of the conservative Grand National Party, SKT president and CEO Pyo Moon-soo said the only way that such eavesdropping could be done is through hacking, but the probability of this happening is virtually zero since it would be devastating to SKT's corporate credibility.

"Calls can be traced with court warrants, but all you can identify are when they were made, where roughly the out-going call was made and where approximately it was received. The conversations cannot be listened in to," Pyo explained.

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