08 Oct 2021

Finland joins other Nordic nations in curbing Moderna shots

Finland, among other Nordic countries, are suspending or discouraging the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in certain age groups because of a rare side effect of increased risk of heart inflammation. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare announced on Thursday that males under age 30 will not receive the

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22 Mar 2021

APT31 Fingered for Cyber-Attack on Finnish Parliament

On Thursday, the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service announced that they had determined that the threat actor group APT31 was responsible for a cyber-espionage campaign that targeted the Finnish Parliament last fall. The APT group has links to the Chinese government, according to security companies Checkpoint and FireEye. The operation

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24 Feb 2021

Finnish IT Giant Hit with Ransomware Cyberattack

Major Finnish IT provider TietoEVRY has been hit with a ransomware attack that has forced some services offline. The attacks have disrupted company operations while it is attempting to mitigate any further risks and ensure that all systems are restored. The ransomware attack created technical problems with several services that

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29 Dec 2020

Finland says hackers accessed MPs’ emails accounts

On Monday, the Finnish Parliament disclosed that it had been the victim of an intrusion in which hackers gained access to email communications between staff and compromised its internal IT system. The attack took place earlier this fall but was discovered this month by Parliament IT staff. Norway reported a

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22 Mar 2019

Nokia firmware blunder sent some user data to China

An investigative report by Norwegian broadcaster NRK discovered that due to a coding error, certain Nokia smartphones have been collecting sensitive user data and sending it to a server in China belonging to China Telecom. The information included GPS coordinates, network information and the phone’s serial and SIM card numbers.

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15 Mar 2019

Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.

Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili believes that recent reports of a new Russian policy demanding international naval ships to notify the Kremlin of journeys along the Northern Sea Route 45 days in advance, may indicate that Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning another land grab similar to Russia’s annexation of

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26 Nov 2018

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Finland, Denmark, Germany halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

“Three countries have halted arms sales to Saudi Arabia while the U.S. has stuck by the kingdom after the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Finland and Denmark joined Germany this week in halting all future arms sales and sending of military equipment to the Saudi government. Germany and

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12 Nov 2018

Finland to probe reports of Russia disrupting GPS during NATO drill

NATO pilots participating in the massive Trident Juncture NATO exercise near the Russian border lost their GPS navigation signals. According to the Finnish Prime Minister, Russia is likely to blame. While Finland is not a NATO member, it participated in the massive drill that involved around 50,000 personnel. The PM

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12 Jul 2018

Russian Special Forces just practiced invading an island near Finland

In the most recent example of declining relations between Russia and Finland (and other neighboring states), Russia staged an island invasion drill on an island within 24 miles from a Finnish city. These public drills have pushed Finland to increase defense spending and preparedness, with a 2017 defense reporting writing

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