Norway: Russian APT28 state hackers likely behind Parliament attack

Russian-backed hacking group APT28 has likely brute-forced multiple Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) email accounts on August 24, 2020, according to the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST, short for Politiets Sikkerhetstjeneste).

Attackers gained access to a limited number of Stortinget email accounts of representatives and employees as disclosed by Stortinget director Marianne Andreassen.

A statement published on the parliament’s site on September 1 said that they were able to steal data from each of the hacked email accounts however investigators didn’t disclose what data was exfiltrated from the compromised parliamentary email inboxes.

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Source: Bleeping Computer