Cyber Weekly Digest - Week #36

Updated: Sep 11, 2020


This week's digest will look into some of the most interesting news in the cyber security world. Some of the news from this week include cyber-attacks on Northumbria University, hacking of the Norwegian Parliament and Indian Prime Minister's Twitter account. Keep reading to find out more.


1. Several elected members and employees of the Norwegian Parliament had their email accounts hacked.


The beginning of this week saw the Norwegian Parliament announce that some of the email accounts of employees and elected members had been hacked. The parliament director stated it was a "significant attack", although it is unknown how much information the attackers stole.


2. Northumbria University experienced a cyber-incident which disrupted some services.


The university had to close access to their student portal and other platforms this week as a precautionary measure after "operational disruptions across networks and IT systems". There were disruptions to exams, which were cancelled and rescheduled as well as being unable to take calls about their clearing process.


3. The Indian Prime Minister had his Twitter account hacked.