INCIDENT: Norway Media Company, Amedia, Hit in Cyberattack

Amedia, the largest local news publisher in Norway, said December 28 several of its central computer systems were shut down in what it is calling an apparent “serious” cyberattack.
The attack is preventing the company from printing the next day's edition of the newspapers, and presses were halted until the issue was resolved. The hack impacted the company’s advertising and subscription systems, preventing advertisers from purchasing new ads and stopping subscribers from ordering or canceling subscriptions.
The company said it is unclear whether personal information has been compromised—the subscription system affected by the attack contains names, addresses, phone numbers, and subscription history of customers. Data such as passwords, read history, and financial information are not affected, the company said.

Incident Date

December 28, 2021

Location

Norway

Estimated Cost

Unknown

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Cyberattack on one of Norway’s largest media companies shuts down presses

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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