The Russian Embassy in Norway denies the "Russian trace" in the case of the hacker attack on the Norwegian parliament, which was previously announced by the Foreign Ministry of this country. The corresponding statement was published on the Facebook page of the Russian Embassy.
"On October 13, 2020, the Norwegian authorities accused Russia of a 'cyberattack' on the Storting (the country's parliament). No evidence was presented. We consider such accusations of our country inadmissible," the Russian diplomatic mission in Oslo said in a statement.
The Russian diplomacy regarded the above incident as a serious deliberate provocation, detrimental to bilateral relations.
In addition, the Russian embassy referred to the fact that Russia does not blame the authorities of other countries in such cases, despite the fact that millions of cyber attacks are annually committed on Russian state Internet resources from abroad, including from foreign missions in Norway.
Earlier 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.