Norway’s Parliament becomes the newest organisation to fall victim to the vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange Server. A press release was issued, confirming that the great assembly Stortingnet had been breached by ‘backdoor-installing miscreants’. Marianne Andreassen, the director at Stortingnet stated: “We know that data has been extracted, but we do not yet have a full overview of the situation. We have taken extensive action and cannot rule out that further action will be taken,” she added, “the work is carried out in cooperation with the security authorities. The situation is unclear, and we do not know the full potential for damage.”
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, Stortingnet president, claims: “The attack we are facing shows that IT attacks can have serious consequences for democratic processes at worst.” Unfortunately, this is unlikely to be the last organisation to fall victim to the hack.