Norway blames Russia for cyber-attack on parliament

Norway has blamed Russia for a cyber-attack on the email system in the Norwegian parliament in August.

Norway's Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide talks to the media outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 13 October

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide called it a serious incident affecting the country’s “most important democratic institution.”

“Based on the information available to the government it is our assessment that Russia stood behind this activity” she said without giving any evidence.

Moscow has rejected the claim, calling it a “serious and wilful provocation.”

Ms Soreide said in a statement that Norway’s security and intelligence services were “co-operating closely to deal with this matter at the national level.”

In response, Russia’s embassy in Oslo hit back at the “unacceptable” announcement, saying no evidence had been presented.

“Millions of cyber attacks are annually committed from abroad against Russian state internet resources… but this does not give us the right to indiscriminately blame authorities of the countries of their possible origin,” the embassy added.

In September, Norwegian authorities said that email accounts belonging to several officials had been compromised during a cyber-attack, and some information had been downloaded. But the full extent of damage caused by the hack has not been made public.

Norway’s allegation comes during a time of increasingly strained relations with Russia. Both countries share an Arctic border, and Norway is a member of Nato.

Published by Sdwjr

I'm a Journalist,Activist, Publisher, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Orator and Film Maker. Attended the University of Northwestern where I studied Biblical theology and Film. I’ve traveled around the world met some greatest leaders in the world and worked with some of the greatest religious leaders of our times.As a Journalist and an Activist, I’ve dedicated my career highlighting black/brown people struggles through my films,education and creative world.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: