Cyberattack Affects Platform used by 12 Government Ministries in Norway

November 30, 2023

INCIDENT

The Norwegian government is warning that its ICT platform used by 12 ministries has suffered a cyberattack after hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in third-party software.

This platform is used by twelve ministries in the country, except for the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The hackers might have accessed and/or exfiltrated sensitive data from the ICT system, leading to a data breach.

Despite the compromised platform's critical role in the government's daily operations, the recent cyberattack will not necessitate a halt in work activities.

Incident Date

July 24, 2023

Location

Norway

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified