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Norway says Russians hacked defense, security agencies

Staff Writer | February 4, 2017
Norway's top security agency said that several of the country's government agencies have been targeted by Russian cyberattacks.
Security   Oslo expressed disappointment
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) said Moscow launched attacks against the defense and foreign ministries, the Labour Party and even the security agency itself.

The claim comes at a time of increasing tension between Norway and Russia.

Earlier this week, Oslo expressed disappointment that two Norwegian Parliament members were denied travel visas to Russia - a move that some consider payback for Norwegian sanctions slapped on Moscow after its 2014 annexation of Crimea.

"We were informed by the PST that Labour's parliamentary group was subjected to an attempted digital attack by a group that the PST ties to foreign intelligence," Labour spokeswoman Camilla Ryste said.

The PST said at least nine government email accounts were targeted in the cyberattacks.