The number of cyber-attack attempts aimed at Norwegian universities increased last year

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Last year, Norwegian universities and colleges were exposed to more attempted data breaches than ever before. 

Nevertheless, the number of serious incidents has decreased compared to 2020, according to the Directorate for Higher Education and Competence’s (HK-dir) annual report, the newspaper Khrono reports.

The risk of information security and privacy breaches is at about the same level as in 2021. The report also shows that work on information security and privacy has been strengthened.

At NTNU in Trondheim, they experience 1,500 cyber-attacks annually, digital security manager Stian Husemoen at NTNU informed the newspaper.

“Part of what we experience is what we call phishing attempts, i.e., fraud attempts. What we fear most is crypto viruses – someone entering the system, encrypting content, and demanding ransom – often large sums,” Husemoen said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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