Cybercriminals Accessed Finland’s MPs’ Emails Accounts
Parliament of Finland has been subjected to a cyberattack in the fall of 2020. The attack was discovered by parliamentrainer technical surveillance.
In a press release the official said some parliament e-mail accounts may have been compromised as a result of the attack, among them e-mail accounts that belong to MPs.
In an official statement, KRP Commissioner Tero Muurman said the attack did not cause any damage to the Parliament’s internal IT system but was not an accidental intrusion either.
Muurman said the Parliament security breach is currently being investigated as a “suspected espionage” incident.
“At this stage, one alternative is that unknown factors have been able to obtain information through the hacking, either for the benefit of a foreign state or to harm Finland,” Muurman said.
“The theft has affected more than one person, but unfortunately, we cannot tell the exact number without jeopardizing the ongoing preliminary investigation.
The cyberattack is being investigated by the National Bureau of Investigation.