Google has taken the action and temporarily blocked all email accounts of Afghan.
A source close to the matter told Reuters that the decision to lock down accounts had raised fears about the trail of digital links between former Afghan government officials and their global partners. Was done to reduce.
In the weeks since the Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan from a US-backed government, reports have highlighted how bio metric and Afghan payroll databases might be exploited by the new rulers to hunt their enemies.
In a statement on Friday, Alphabet Inc’s Google stopped short of confirming that Afghan government accounts were being locked down, saying that the company was monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and “taking temporary actions to secure relevant accounts.”
One employee of the former government has told Reuters the Taliban are seeking to acquire former officials’ emails.
The Taliban are trying to get e-mail accounts of former government officials,” said a former Afghan government employee.
“Late last month, the Taliban asked him to save the data of the ministry he was working for on a server,” he said.
“If I do, they will have access to the former ministry’s official contacts and data,” said a former Afghan government employee.
“They did not follow the orders of the Taliban and are now in hiding,” he said.
His name and ministry were not released by Reuters for security reasons.
Chad Anderson said the Taliban’s attempt to control the US-made digital infrastructure was visible.
He said the information gained from this infrastructure could be more valuable than the old helicopters of a collapsing government.