Targeting of the Norwegian parliament’s email system
Date of report
  • October 2020
  • Government of Russia
Russian hackers compromised email accounts of Norwegian politicians and parliament employees. The intrusion occurred months after Norway warned that “Russia shows increased willingness and ability to use a wide range of instruments to achieve its political goals.”
Suspected victims
  • Norwegian politicians and parliament employees
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response