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Norway: Blames Russia for cyber attack on Parliament

Norway: Blames Russia for cyber attack on Parliament

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, stated that behind the cyber attack in Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), which took place in August, are Russians hackers.

"On August 24, Storting announced a breach data in systems email", Said Søreide. "Based on information held by the government, our estimate is that Russia is behind the cyber attack on Parliament".

"This is a serious incident that affects our most important democratic institution", Added Søreide.

Norway: Blames Russia for cyber attack on Parliament

Violation of the Norwegian Parliament

According to a statement issued at the time, the attackers attacked the Norwegian Parliament and acquired access in a limited number of accounts e-mail representatives and officials.

In early September, Parliament 's website reported that were stolen data from the breached accounts. However, researchers have not yet revealed which data have been stolen.

The Center Party confirmed that representatives and employees were affected during the breach.

The Norwegian Labor Party Communications Officer, Jarle Roheim Håkonsen, also confirmed that workers and workers of the Labor Party have been affected by the cyber attack.

Norwegian security and intelligence authorities are still investigating the incident. The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM), a government agency cyber security responsible for coordinating the national information systems emergency team (NorCERT).

"The violation data shows the importance of existence strong security measures. The increasing use of digital solutions means that threats against us are shifting to the digital world" concluded the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Norway: Blames Russia for cyber attack on Parliament

According to Bleepingcomputer, Russia has denied the allegations saying that there is no evidence to prove that behind it attack Russian hackers are in the Norwegian Parliament.

"As usual, accusations are made without attempting to present evidence and without discussing the incident at the expert level.", Said in a statement Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Federal Council.


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