0
Broadband

Telenor Norway thwarts DDoS attack without paying NOK 2 mln ransom

Thursday 22 October 2020 | 13:06 CET | News
Telenor Norway said it suffered a cyberattack on 12 October, when towards 400 Gbps of traffic was directed to the company, followed by a NOK 2 million ransom demand to avoid more attacks. The operator said the suffered ransom Direct Denial of Service (rDDoS) attack lasted about three hours and core services had not been affected. Telenor Norge has not paid the criminals by the deadline.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General / Internet
Companies: Telenor Norway
Countries: Norway
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Telenor Norway deploys Hiya fraud and nuisance call protection

Published 10 Dec 2020 15:05 CET | Norway
Telenor Norway and Hiya have announced that Telenor Norway will become the first major European carrier to provide Hiya's ...

Icelandic telecoms and finance sectors suffer DDoS on 09 November

Published 17 Nov 2020 14:34 CET | Iceland
Icelandic communications regulator PTA said that a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack 09 November affected Iceland's ...

Most Nordic organisations have multi-cloud policy, 41% consider security a challenge

Published 03 Nov 2020 14:40 CET | Scandinavia
Most Nordic organisations use two or more cloud platforms, but one third of them uses one single private or public cloud ...

Telenor Norway offers pet tracker

Published 28 Oct 2020 13:34 CET | Norway
Telenor Norway said it has begun a pet tracking service with the company DyreID. A monitoring module measuring 5.5 cm and ...

Telenor Norway wins Ookla speed and coverage awards for Q2 and Q3

Published 27 Oct 2020 13:53 CET | Norway
Telenor Norway said that Ookla has designated it as having the "Best Mobile Network" in the country after the operator won ...

Telenor signs sale and lease-back agreement for HQ

Published 21 Oct 2020 15:16 CET | Norway
Telenor has announced the sale of its headquarters at Fornebu to NPRO Holding, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Property, ...

Telenor Norway reports 3% rise in EBITDA amid demand, lower roaming income hits revenue

Published 21 Oct 2020 11:25 CET | Norway
Telenor Norway has reported a fall in revenues in the third quarter but a 3 percent rise in EBITDA amid demand for the operator's ...

Over dozen European ISPs hit by DDoS attacks

Published 06 Sep 2020 10:14 CET | Europe
Over a dozen ISPs across Europe were hit by DDoS attacks that targeted their DNS infrastructure, according to ZDNet.com. Those ...

Freedom Internet hit by DDoS attack

Published 27 Aug 2020 14:28 CET | Netherlands
New Dutch ISP Freedom Internet said it was the target of a DDoS attack in the evening of 26 August. Freedom's network was hit for ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

11 May United Internet Q1 2021
11 May Softbank FY results
11 May Vizio Q1 2021
11 May Allot Q1 2021
11 May Telefonica Brasil Q1 2021
11 May Sonim Q1 2021
11 May Magyar Telekom Q1 2021
11 May Radcom Q1 2021
11 May Lattice Semiconductor investor day
11 May Small Cells World Summit
12 May BT FY results
12 May Airtel Africa Q1 2021
12 May Mediaset Q1 2021
12 May Telefonica Deutschland Q1 2021
12 May Deutsche Telekom Q1 2021
12 May Bredband2 Q1 2021
12 May Lumentum fiscal Q3
12 May Syn Q1 results 2021
12 May OTE Q1 2021
12 May NEC FY results
13 May Alibaba Group Q1
13 May Inwit Q1 2021
13 May Telefonica Q1 2021
13 May Poly fiscal Q4
13 May DZS investors day
14 May Digi Communications Q1 2021
14 May Japan Display FY results
14 May Sohu.com Q1 2021
14 May Sogou Q1 2021
17 May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
::: More Calendar Items