Hackers Breach Finnish MP accounts

The Finnish parliament reported that email accounts linked to lawmakers and employees have been breached by unknown hackers.

The Finnish parliament reported that email accounts linked to lawmakers and employees have been breached by unknown hackers. 

The Parliament said that the attack took place in the fall of 2020 and was just discovered this month by the Parliament’s IT staff.

The Finnish Central Criminal Police (KRP) announced that they are investigating the incident. 

KRP Commissioner Tero Muurman said the attack was intentional but did not cause any damage to the Parliament’s IT Network.

“At this stage, one alternative is that unknown factors have been able to obtain information through the hacking, either for the benefit of a foreign state or to harm Finland,” said Muurman. 

According to the parliament speaker, Anu Vehvilainen the attack posed a serious threat to their society. 

“We cannot accept any kind of hostile cyber activity, whether carried out by a governmental or non-governmental body. In order to strengthen cybersecurity, we need our own national measures as well as active action at the EU level and in other international cooperation,” said Vehvilainen.


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