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Norway: Oil companies hit by hacking attack

August 29, 2014 - 6:00am


Norway's National Security Authority has said that 50 companies in the oil and energy sectors have been hacked and another 250 are under threat, reported The Local.

One of the targets was Norway's largest oil company Statoil A.S.A. Norwegian tabloid Dagens Næringsliv reported that the attack is the largest of its kind against Norwegian interests. Kjetil Nilsen, director of NSM, said the ability to attack is "increasing" and many companies are unaware of the loss such attacks could cause them.

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