Warning of IT attacks on Nordic region

For geopolitical reasons, Swedish authorities and state-owned companies are currently the target of Russian and Chinese state-subsidised cyber attacks, finds a new report by cyber security company Fireeye.

Jen Weddon, head of threat and intelligence analysis at Fireeye, says that one cyber attack, via email and containing information about Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during his ten-day absence from the media spotlight in March, was aimed specifically at the Nordic region’s foreign ministries.

In the case of China, the attacks against Nordic companies are primarily focused on operations in the Arctic to do with energy sourcing and maritime routes.