China critic’s email hacked and stolen

Norway’s police intelligence unit PST and national security officials have been quietly investigating the theft of all email belonging to the deputy leader of the Parliament’s foreign relations and defense committee, veteran Member of Parliament Michael Tetzschner. He’s been among Norway’s most outspoken critics of China, from which another attack on the entire Parliament’s email […]

Parliament hit by new data attack

Hackers have once again infiltrated computer systems at the Norwegian Parliament, where officials confirm that information has been illegally seized. The extent of the attack remained unclear Wednesday afternoon. “An attack like this shows that our democratic processes are targets,” the president of the Parliament, Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). The Parliament (Stortinget) […]

Oil Fund fends off hackers

Norway’s huge Oil Fund, meant to finance pensions for future generations, has been the target of several serious hacking attempts over the last year. Hackers have also targeted specific Oil Fund employees, even calling them at their home offices in efforts to invade their computer systems. “We have seen an increase in targeted attacks where […]

Hurtigruten under cyber attack

Norway’s troubled coastal voyage and cruise line Hurtigruten was battling a cyber attack that made its websites unusable and affected company email as well. The attack caps a terrible year for the line that experienced outbreaks of the Corona virus on board at least two of its vessels earlier this year, and allegedly tried to […]

Russian ‘downturn’ long time coming

NEWS ANALYSIS: Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the opposition in Parliament, could agree on at least one thing on Wednesday: Russian cyber attacks on Members of Parliament and its employees mark a serious “downturn” in relations with Norway. Tensions had already been rising, prompting Norway to step up defense efforts […]

‘Historic’ reaction to Russian hacking

The Norwegian government is mounting what commentators are calling an “historic” reaction against Russia. It was front-page news on Wednesday after Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide blamed Norway’s neighbour in the north for an attack on the Norwegian Parliament’s email systems, and then went public with it. “This is a very serious incident, affecting our […]

PST probes hacking attacks

Norway’s police intelligence agency PST has launched an investigation into this week’s hacker attacks, which Justice Minister Monica Mæland has branded as “very serious.” Speculation was flying over whether the attacks were part of an espionage operation carried out by a foreign state. “The digital room makes it easier for foreign states to use non-military […]

New hacker attack targets Hedmark

Around 10,ooo public sector employees in Norway’s eastern region of Hedmark woke up Wednesday with their work email unavailable or even compromised. County officials said the attack on email systems used by seven separate municipalities came from “foreign swindlers.” The alleged swindlers, detected Tuesday night, “are trying to gain access to our users’ email accounts,” wrote […]

Hackers roared into Parliament’s email

Several employees of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) and elected Members of Parliament have become targets of an extensive hacking attack on their “stortinget.no” email accounts. The attack reportedly was spread over MPs from various political parties including Labour, the Conservatives and the Center Party. “We are viewing this as extremely serious,” Marianne Andreassen, the top […]

Hydro emerging from hacker attack

Systems were returning to normal at Norwegian industrial concern Norsk Hydro on Thursday. The company’s website was back up and Hydro officials said the were making “further progress to secure safe and stable operations.” The large Norwegian company with tens of thousands of employees worldwide was thrown into a tailspin Tuesday after hackers infected Hydro’s […]