Anti-cyber crime operation: Kripos and Økokrim have prevented 28 potential cyber attacks

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More than 170 companies have been warned, and 28 attacks have been averted in a large, preventive operation against cyber crime.

“We used the perpetrators’ own methods to identify potential victims. Kripos and Økokrim have sent emails to around 170 contact persons for public procurement in Norway. In return, we have received information that 28 among them have been contacted in a way that corresponds to this (i.e., suspicious activities),” Olav Skard, head of the National Cyber Crime Center in Kripos, noted in a press release.

The campaign started after the University of Tromsø and the Norwegian School of Management were exposed to fraud totaling more than NOK 12 million in 2019. At the same time, Kripos received information that several Norwegian companies were exposed to phishing, a form of fraud in which criminals try to gain access to sensitive information by pretending to be someone else.

Fraud details

The Kripos investigation has shown that the fraudsters used information on in the frauds. is the national announcement database for public procurement.

The scammers pretend to be a public company and contact suppliers. They request all outstanding invoices be paid in relation to the agreement they have received information about through Then they change the payment information on the invoices and send them back to the targeted company.

Skard in Kripos believes the operation has helped prevent cybercrime.

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