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Finland MP’s Faces Dire Cyber Intrusion

Finland faces severe cyber intrusion as the MP's email accounts and the internal IT system were invaded by the hackers.

 

The parliament of Finland verified on Monday that some hackers had procured entry into the internal IT system of Finland and have also retrieved some personal as well as confidential information by accessing into the email accounts of some of the Member of the Parliament (MPs).

In a statement the government officials confirmed that the incident took place in the autumn season of 2020 and was turned up in the month of December by the IT staff of the Parliament after they felt that something suspicious is happening. This occurrence is being investigated under the examination of the Finnish Central Criminal Police (KRP) .

Although the Crime Commissioner Tero Muurman in an official statement said that “The act is not accidental”, on the other hand the police in investigation are not unveiling any detail about the case. Instead they quoted that they are investigating the security breach as a “suspected gross hacking and espionage” incident. Though after flicking through all the recorded statement one thing is clear that the intrusion did no harm to the internal IT System of the Parliament.

 “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” , Muurman further added. The larceny of the hackers has affected a lot of individuals of the country though obviously the number is unsure. 

The thing that requires the maximal gravity here is that, during the same time, in the fall, some Russian hackers have also accessed the emails of various Parliamentary personnel and representative of Norway to acquire some information. Both the hacks were quite indistinguishable in nature and can be thought to be linked as well. 

The officials in command stated, “This case is exceptional in Finland serious due to the quality of the target and unfortunate for the victims”. Proffering a sense of placidity to the victims the KRP Tero Muurman also made a statement claiming that “International cooperation has taken place in the investigation” and the drudges would be behind the bars for the felony. 
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