Latest security breaches
Norway government hit by cyber-attack
In a recent incident a dozen Norwegian government ministries have fallen victim to a cyber-attack carried out by unknown agents. Erik Hope, the head of the government agency responsible for serving ministries, stated that they have successfully addressed a vulnerability in one of their supplier's platforms, which has now closed the security gap. Norway's state sector has been hit by cyber-attacks before. In June 2022, it suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, blamed on a "criminal pro-Russian group”.
Estée Lauder Confirms Data Breach
Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has officially acknowledged a data breach, resulting in a partial system shutdown. The organisation is actively investigating the extent of the data accessed by an unauthorised third party. Some of the company's systems were compromised, leading to the successful acquisition of data by the perpetrator. A spokesperson for the company has commented that their main focus is on remediation efforts to restore services and systems completely, and is implementing measures to secure operations.