Norway accused Russia of cyberattacks on parliament

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MURMANSK, October 13 – RIA Novosti. The Norwegian authorities believe that Russia was allegedly behind the cyber attack on the kingdom’s parliament in August, the press service of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said.

The message says that the cyberattack on the country’s parliament was committed on August 24, when the e-mails of a number of politicians were hacked.

The head of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry Ine Eriksen Sereide noted that this is a “serious event” on which the kingdom’s special services worked to establish the cause of the incident.

The Russian authorities have repeatedly denied Western allegations of cyberattacks. In particular, the diplomats noted that no evidence of allegations against Moscow was presented.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that he trusts the conclusions of Norway about Russia’s involvement in cyber attacks on the country’s parliament on August 24, 2020.

Moreover, Stoltenberg called the incident a “serious incident.”

Let me remind you that over the past three years, the alliance has repeatedly stated that a “serious cyberattack” on one of the members of the organization may involve Article 5 of the NATO charter.

Article 5 provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.

Of course, its application is one of the main areas of NATO science fiction, but there is reason to believe that Norwegian history is just beginning and can take an important place in the general anti-Russian campaign of the Western countries.

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