Norwegian parliament exposed to cyber-attack: “An attack on our democracy”

Norwegian parliament - StortingetThe Norwegian Storting. Photo: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

The Norwegian parliament (Storting) has been targeted by an IT attack – again. The attack is linked to vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange.

Storting President Tone W. Trøen says that the hacker attack on the Storting is larger and more advanced than the one in the autumn of 2020.

“The Storting has once again been hit by a serious IT attack. We do not yet know the full extent of the situation. But we know that data has been extracted,” Trøen said at a press conference in the Storting.

She says the attack is linked to the exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange.

“It is bigger and more advanced than what we experienced last autumn,” Trøen added.

“This IT attack had the potential to disrupt the Storting’s parliamentary processes. I would therefore say that this is an attack on our democracy,” Trøen concluded.

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