The NoName ransomware group has once again struck at Norway’s critical infrastructure, this time targeting nine vital establishments in the country. The attack, launched through a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assault, adds to the growing series of cyber assaults faced by Norway.
Furthermore, the organizations affected by the attack include BPS Nord, Ferde AS, Ruter AS, Boreal Norge AS, Agder Public Transport, Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament), Skipsverft, BaneNor Log, and Oslo Municipality. The hackers left their mark by defacing websites and compromising links.
In their online posts, the NoName ransomware group highlighted their targets and methods, emphasizing their reach and impact. The group released victims’ names and check-host links as evidence of their cyber attack on Norway.
The range of victims spans both government-controlled organizations and private companies, showcasing the attackers’ broad ambitions. Prominent entities affected include Bompengeselskap Nord AS, Ferde AS, Ruter AS, Boreal Norge AS, Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament), and Oslo Municipality.
Although this recent attack is alarming, it isn’t the first time Norway has faced such threats. In July 2023, multiple Norwegian government ministries were targeted in a cyber attack attributed to a third-party vulnerability. This breach impacted twelve government ministries, prompting a response to rectify the weakness.
Additionally, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack disrupted operations across various Norwegian organizations in June 2022, attributed to a “criminal Pro-Russia” group. Despite these escalating cyber attacks, no evidence of data breaches has been reported so far.