Norwegian Parliament Discloses Cyber-Attack On Internal Email System
The Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) said on Tuesday that it fell victim to a cyber-attack that targeted its internal email system.
Attackers have compromised a limited number of email accounts of Norwegian Parliament (Storting) representatives and employees according to Storting’s managing director Marianne Andreassen.
In a press release today, Stortinget director Marianne Andreassen said that hackers breached email accounts for elected representatives and employees alike, from where they stole various amounts of information.
Andreassen said the incident is currently under investigation, and, as a result, couldn’t provide any insight into who was behind the attack, or the number of hacked accounts.
PST er kjent med IT-angrepet mot Stortinget. Når PST har mottatt anmeldelsen vil vi vurdere om det er grunnlag for å starte etterforskning. https://t.co/UIuqeXgaea— PST (@PSTnorge) September 1, 2020
While the investigation is still ongoing, Andreassen said that Stortinget has already started notifying impacted representatives and employees about the incident.