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Finnish lawmakers' emails hacked in suspected espionage incident

Hackers gained access to the Finnish Parliament’s IT system in recent months in an incident that allowed them to access to some emails belonging to members of Parliament, the Finnish Central Criminal Police announced Monday. The perpetrators “have been able to obtain information either to benefit a foreign state or to harm Finland” in an apparent espionage operation, the chief inspector at the National Bureau of Investigation, Tero Muurman, said in a statement. Police did not identify any suspects. The attackers targeted multiple people in the incident, which law enforcement started investigating in autumn of 2020. The police are working with international partners to identify the attackers, Muurman said. Exactly how many lawmakers were affected remains unclear. The Speaker of Finland’s Parliament, Anu Vehviläinen, described the incident as an attack on Finland’s democracy. “We cannot accept any kind of hostile cyber activity, whether committed by a governmental or non-governmental entity,” […] The post Finnish lawmakers' emails hacked in suspected espionage incident appeared first on CyberScoop. (CyberScoop)

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