Sunday, April 14

Norway

Norway’s Second Largest Media Group Paralyzed by Ransomware Attack
Europe, News, Norway

Norway’s Second Largest Media Group Paralyzed by Ransomware Attack

Amedia, Norway's second-largest media group, has been the victim of a devastating ransomware attack.   For example, as of today/Wednesday, the printed editions of the group's local newspapers can no longer be published. It is unclear how long the problems will last. Amedia said on Tuesday that it had been the target of a serious computer attack. On Wednesday, it was said that the perpetrators of the cyberattack are demanding a ransom to return control of the hacked servers. "This is a very classic ransomware attack, where the intruders have penetrated some of our servers, encrypted our data and left a business card that usually leads to a ransom demand," said the group's IT director, Pål Nedregoths. The attack, which took place on the night of Monday to Tuesday, did not affect th...
Man Attacks Several People with Knife in Oslo and is Shot Dead by Police
Europe, News, Norway

Man Attacks Several People with Knife in Oslo and is Shot Dead by Police

In the Norwegian capital Oslo, a man stabbed several people with a knife on the street. An officer was injured. The perpetrator was shot dead by the police, various media report.   Norwegian media published images of the suspected perpetrator. The man had a bare upper body and appeared to attack random people with a knife. The incident occurred in the Bislett neighbourhood. A police officer who tried to arrest the man was injured, police confirmed. The suspected perpetrator was shot dead. Therefore, there would be no terror. “We are not ruling out motives, but there is no information at this stage pointing to a terrorist attack,” Inspector Egil Jørgen Brekke said at a news conference. Police declined to provide details on the identity of the man who was shot. However, according t...
Britain to Sign Brexit Trade Deal With Norway
News, Norway, UK

Britain to Sign Brexit Trade Deal With Norway

The United Kingdom has signed a deal with Norway on post-Brexit trade relations. Norwegian state broadcaster NRK and news agency NTB reported this based on sources.   Details of the trade deal are reportedly being released on Friday. The Norwegian parliament must approve the deal. A spokesman for the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries could not confirm the report. The British trade ministry said talks are still ongoing and are progressing well. Both sides are committed to the swift conclusion of a new trade agreement, the spokesperson said. After the United Kingdom departed from the European Union and the end of the transition period at the end of December, the British and Norwegians had to make do with temporary trade agreements. As an EU member, London previou...
Rescue Workers are Looking for Ten More Missing People in Norway
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Rescue Workers are Looking for Ten More Missing People in Norway

Rescue workers in Norway are still looking for ten people missing from the landslide in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. There are also children among the missing.   "We are still looking for survivors," police said. The rescue work is difficult because the clay soil is too unstable to walk on. The ground is still subsiding, and residents have been asked to stay out of the area. The landslide hit a neighbourhood in the town of Ask, about 40 kilometres northeast of Oslo's capital. Ten people were injured, one of them seriously. At least ten buildings have been swept away, and about a thousand people have been evacuated. Police deployed thermal imaging drones during the night to search for survivors. Rescue workers with tracking dogs also descended from helicopters to places whe...
Norwegian Royal Family Says Goodbye to Ex-Husband of the Norwegian Princess Martha
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Norwegian Royal Family Says Goodbye to Ex-Husband of the Norwegian Princess Martha

Norwegian royal family says goodbye to author Ari Behn, the ex-husband of the Norwegian princess Märtha Louise.   In Oslo, the capital of Norway, the funeral of Ari Behn (47), the former husband of Princess Märtha Louise, took place. Ari Behn died on Christmas day. Daughter Maud Angelica (16) took the floor during the ceremony at the side of her mother Princess Märthe Louise, with whom Ari Behn was married from 2002 to 2017. Together they had three children. Various dignitaries and royal faces attended the funeral service. In the end, the coffin was carried outside, among others by crown prince Haakon. In the photo in the tweet below, we see how King Harald comforts his daughter.