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Norwegian MFA accuses Russia of stealing data in hacker attack on parliament

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Norwegian government will continue its efforts to strengthen digital security at the national level and strengthen cooperation at the international level
16:49, 14 October 2020

Norwegian parliament Storting
Deutsche Welle

The Foreign Ministry of Norway found Russia's involvement in hacking the emails of members of the Norwegian parliament Storting in August, during which a data leak had occurred. Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide stated this, according to the press service of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.

“On August 24, Storting announced a data leak in its e-mail systems. It is a serious incident affecting our most important democratic institution. Security and intelligence services are working closely on a national settlement of the incident. According to the government's information base, we believe that Russia is behind this activity,” Soreide said.  

According to her, the government will continue its efforts to strengthen the country's digital security at the national level and strengthen cooperation at the international level.

Earlier, at the end of August the parliament of Norway suffered a number of hacker attacks.

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