The attack happened through an e-mail sent to several hundred selected employees. It was reported that the e-mail was written in good Norwegian, and the sender was apparently a Norwegian directorate.
The email was not official, and the attached file to it was a computer virus that is activated with opening of the attachment for paving the way for hackers against the computer of the the Armed Forces, wrote VG.
– We see this as a targeted cyber attack against the Armed Forces. The attempt came shortly after the decision to send Norwegian troops to the operation in Libya , "said Maj. Ivar Kjærem, Section Chief of the Armed Forces Center for protection of critical information (FSKI).
Currently, the military does not know who was behind the attack.