National sikkehetsmyndighet fear terrorist will hack into Norwegian banks and power lines paralyzing businesses. The agency suggests an anti-terror group on the web.
A so-called Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) will try to reduce the damage when an attack occurs, while the police are still going to be responsibility of the investigation of attacks.
«After a computer break-in it is important to act immediately and reduce the damage,» said Jan Erik Larsen, director of National sikkerhetsmyndighet (NSM), to the Norwegian daily Aftenposten. «Today, many businesses are back to scratch the moment something happens, they become paralysed.»
According to Larsen, it is only a matter of time before such an attack occurs.
Special investigator Thomas Dahl at Politiets datakrimsenter (PDS) supports the undertaking. He claims there is a need for this type of unit because of the new terror threats which have surfaced after September 11, 2001. If the terror organizations solicit hackers who make an organized attack on a so-called «critical infrastructure,» it will hit large parts of the population. It may have enormous economic consequences.
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