Norway asks the EU to permanently ban data collection for Facebook
Norway wants to impose a permanent ban on Facebook's data collection. It wants to extend this ban to the rest of Europe through the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Do the changes in Meta's ad policy still violate European laws?
Norwegian watchdog Datatilsynet does not appear to be done wi... Read more
Hackers have been exploiting zero-day in Ivanti software since April
The vulnerability in Ivanti software has been exploited since at least April. That is what cyber security services from Norway and the US know.
CISA from the U.S. and the Norwegian National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NO) are jointly releasing an advisory report, looking deeper into the zero-da... Read more
Ivanti patches zero-day that affected Norwegian government
Ivanti has released a patch for the CVE-2023-35078 vulnerability in its Endpoint Manager Mobile (EPMM) software.
Labeled as highly critical, the vulnerability in Ivanti's EPMM solution, also known by its former name MobileIron Core, allows hackers to access personal information on affected devic... Read more
Norwegian ministries hacked through vulnerability in Ivanti software
Twelve ministries in Norway have been hacked due to a vulnerability in Ivanti's Endpoint Manager Mobile (EPMM) solution.
According to Norwegian authorities, CVE-2023-35078 of Ivanti EPMM allowed hackers to penetrate a software platform used by 12 Norwegian ministries.
In its response to the ... Read more
Meta awaits daily fine of €89,000 by Norway
Meta can expect a daily fine of about €89,000 from Norway for privacy violations. The privacy watchdog's decision could potentially affect the rest of the EU.
According to watchdog Datatilsynet, Norway does not allow the collection of data for targeted advertising. This refers, for example, to... Read more
Cyberattack affects 1000 merchant vessels worldwide
A cyberattack on a Norwegian shipping services firm hit about 70 shipping companies.
One of the world’s top ship-classification firms has suffered a massive ransomware cyberattack, according to a report from Bloomberg. The attack was carried out on January 7 and targeted Oslo-based DNV, a comp... Read more
Banks of Sweden, Norway and others team up for digital currency trial
The Swedish Riksbank announced that the Norwegian, Israeli and Swedish central banks have joined hands with the Bank for International Settlements to try out international remittance and retail payments using digital currencies.
The partnership of the central banks of Norway, Sweden, Israel and ... Read more
Norway calls for Facebook to be fined for illegal data transfers
According to Norway's data protection authority, Facebook owner Meta should be penalized for continuing to transfer Europeans' private data to the United States in contravention of an essential EU court order.
If authorities do not punish the US tech giant, there would be little or no motivation... Read more
Vice Society hacks Norwegian newspaper, takes credit for UK Spar attack
The ransomware gang appears to have called their victims' bluff and published files in retaliation for non-payment.
The Vice Society ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.K. Spar wholesaler earlier this month and is being linked to an attack on a Norwegian media company... Read more
DE-CIX announces expansion to the Nordic countries
The Internet Exchange Operator will open new Internet Exchanges for Norway, Denmark, and Finland.
This week DE-CIX, a leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, announced its expansion to the Nordic region. DE-CIX will be opening IX platforms in Norway, Denmark, and Finland. The company claims to... Read more