Cyber Attack against Norwegian Armed Forces

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.

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