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China accused of cyber attacks on Norwegian IT systems

September 3, 2021

Norway has linked a series of cyber attacks against state and private IT infrastructure in 2018 to “bad actors” operating from China.

Based on technical and other evidence gathered by its central intelligence agencies, the Norwegian government blamed bad actors sponsored and operating from China for the serious cyber attack against state administration centres (SACs) in 2018.

The follow-up investigation led by Norway’s national security agency, the PST (Politiets Sikkerhetstjeneste), also concluded that the same “international threat actors” were responsible for both the cyber hacks against the SACs and a sustained malware attack against business software group Visma the same year.

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