HomesecurityEmail accounts of members of the Finnish Parliament have been breached

Email accounts of members of the Finnish Parliament have been breached

The Parliament of Finland said Monday that a hacking team violated internal IT systems and gained access to e-mail accounts of certain Members of Parliament.

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Email accounts of members of the Finnish Parliament have been breached

According to government officials, the attack took place in the autumn of 2020 but was discovered this month by Parliament's IT staff. The investigation into the case has already been undertaken by the Finnish police.

In an official statement, a senior police official said that attack did not cause damage to internal IT system of the Parliament of Finland, but it was not an accidental invasion.

Authorities are investigating the violation security of the Parliament of Finland as an incident “Suspect espionage".

According to the allegations made so far about the attack, the hackers most likely invaded the systems of parliament either to steal information that other countries will use or to harm Finland.

"The theft has affected more than one person, but unfortunately, we can not say the exact number until the current preliminary investigation is completed", Said the officer.

Police also said that "there is international research cooperation", But did not provide further details.

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Email accounts of members of the Finnish Parliament have been breached

Norway had revealed a similar incident

Earlier this fall, the Parliament of Norway revealed a similar breach of its internal email system. And in that case, the attackers managed to gain access to accounts e-mail certain officials.

Days ago, after a month-long investigation, the Norwegian Police Secret Service (PST) attributed the invasion to the hacking team APT28. This group is said to be associated with the Russian military intelligence service, GRU.

In a recent exhibition Microsoft emphasized that hackers of APT28 tend to target email accounts with credential stuffing and brute-force attacks.

Source: ZDNet

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