Norway stated that Russia was there behind the cyberattack that was launched in August against its parliament. In this cyberattack, Many of the political leader’s email account was hacked as per the Norwegian foreign minister said. On September 1, the Norwegian parliament declared that they had suffered a cyberattack during the last week and that the email accounts of employees and some politicians had been hacked. When Norway has announced about the incident, they didn’t think who may be there behind the cyberattack. Norway needed to have a businesslike relationship with Russia, yet couldn’t acknowledge such attacks against its popularity based democratic organizations,
Norway Foreign Minister stated Russia behind the cyberattack
On Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide has said in a statement, “it is our assessment that Russia stood behind this activity, as per the information that is available to the government”. Norway accused Russia of such cyberattacks in which some of the politician’s email account was hacked and employees have been targeted to steal personal information. Norway will not accept those attacks in the parliament anymore. Norway has good relations with Russia that it will not try to break this relation. Although, No statement has been made by Russia foreign ministry when they were asked by a news agency about such blame.
NATO member Norway caught a Russian national who is suspected in 2018, to collect information on the parliament’s internet network, but he was released after several weeks later because there was no evidence. These are two countries that share a common border in the Arctic, have generally good relations, but those have become bad relations since the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.