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February-April 2022

Nordic companies targeted in wave of cyber attacks

Nordic companies are scaling up their IT network defences after a series of malicious cyber attacks, peaking in December 2021, against a number of the region’s largest industrial and service industry groups. Vestas Wind Systems, Amedia, Nortura and Nordic Choice Hotels were among the corporate targets in this latest wave of cyber attacks, which materialised as Nordic governments were announcing increased spending on their national security apparatus to shore up cyber defence infrastructure. The aggressive ransomware virus attack on the Oslo-headquartered Nordic Choice Hotels (NCH) in December disrupted the leisure company’s booking, payments platform and online check-in IT systems. The attack impacted IT networks and computer stations across NCH’s chain of 200 hotels in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Lithuania. The ransomware attack launched against Vestas Wind Systems (VWS) on 19 November affected the Danish company’s internal systems and resulted in a breach of personal data. The hackers not only succeeded in capturing ...

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