IEEE Computer Society Newsfeed

Subscribe RSS

« Back

Norway Is the Latest Massive-Cyberattack Victim

Norway’s National Security Authority (NSM) confirmed late last week that hackers had attacked networks belonging to organizations in the nation’s energy sectors. They appear to have stolen and sent out of the country sensitive data from the oil and defense industries in at least 10 different attacks throughout the year, the NSM said. The organization did not release the identities of specific targets but said this is one of the most extensive data-espionage attacks against the nation to date. NSM head of information Kjetil Berg Veire said the attack methods varied, which means more than hacker was probably involved. These attacks reportedly transpired as the energy companies were negotiating large contracts with customers, according to the Associated Press. Norwegian organizations have been previously targeted by hackers, most notably the Nobel Institute. ( Magazine)(Associated Press)(National Security Authority)

Trackback URL: