About 10,000 public sector employees in Norway's eastern Hedmark district have been hacked. Civil servants waking up on Wednesday realized that their email was not available due to a hack. County officials said the attack on the email systems used by seven separate municipalities came from "foreign intruders".
The alleged swindlers, who were identified Tuesday night, "were trying to gain access to their emails. users "Hedmark IKT said in a press release issued late Tuesday night. Hedmark IKT offers technology systems in the municipalities of Hamar, Stange, Kongsvinger, Sør-Odal, Løten, Nord-Odal and Grue.
The attack on Hedmark IKT's email servers prompted other employees to send dangerous attachments to their email accounts. The emails pretended to come from someone colleague their. So it was difficult for employees to notice that the email was fake, the press release states.
Hedmark IKT said that when the attack was discovered, it had to stop all incoming emails "for all users". The staff then tried to assess the extent of the attack and the methods used to be able to stop further attacks and control them damage that had been caused up to that point.
The attack on public sector workers in Hedmark took place just hours after the announcement. Parliament Norway that last week was attacked by his own systems. It was unclear if they were related, but both attacks were described as "extremely serious".
"The attack came from abroad," Edvard Lysne of Hedmark IKT told Norwegian television. Describe the invaders as "bad players" who want to break them systems of. Several employees had already opened the attachments which may endanger the entire company, but Hedmark IKT so far does not know how many these people were.