Spy software for ministry

 

Latest reports and official statements from Norway confirm that at least nine personal civil-servant email accounts have been targeted by hackers in spear-phishing attacks. The attacks are believed to be associated with the Russian intelligence agencies, the Norwegian security service claimed earlier today. The country confirms that no classified information has been taken.

Norway’s foreign ministry, army, the Norwegian radiation protection agency, a school and the parliamentary group of the Labour party, along with other institutions were targeted in a cyberattack by a sophisticated espionage group suspected to be linked to the authorities in Russia. Norwegian intelligence service PST was also among the targets, the security service said Friday.

In a spear-phishing campaign, the emails that targeted victims appeared to be from known individuals or businesses. “The attacks had a signature that indicates those behind the hacking can be identified as APT29,” PST spokesman Martin Berntsen told The Associated Press . “They can be traced back to Russia.”

Spy software for ministry

[This is based on an article for  The Jerusalem Post   by Yossi Melman , co-author of the history of Israel’s intelligence and security agencies —  Spies Against Armageddon .]

We should not ignore — or underestimate — the warnings of the Syrian Government and its army’s capability to respond to Thursday night’s attack , which Syria attributed to Israel. The spokesperson for the Syrian Army claimed that Israeli planes flying near the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) in northern Israel fired missiles that hit the Mezzah military airport, located near Damascus. The airport is approximately five kilometers from Basher Assad’s presidential palace. Opposition leaders claim that there were more targets, in addition to the airport.

This is not the first time that the Syrian Army and Assad’s government have blamed Israel for attacks in Syrian territory, threatening retaliation. Until now, the threats have been empty threats.

Latest reports and official statements from Norway confirm that at least nine personal civil-servant email accounts have been targeted by hackers in spear-phishing attacks. The attacks are believed to be associated with the Russian intelligence agencies, the Norwegian security service claimed earlier today. The country confirms that no classified information has been taken.

Norway’s foreign ministry, army, the Norwegian radiation protection agency, a school and the parliamentary group of the Labour party, along with other institutions were targeted in a cyberattack by a sophisticated espionage group suspected to be linked to the authorities in Russia. Norwegian intelligence service PST was also among the targets, the security service said Friday.

In a spear-phishing campaign, the emails that targeted victims appeared to be from known individuals or businesses. “The attacks had a signature that indicates those behind the hacking can be identified as APT29,” PST spokesman Martin Berntsen told The Associated Press . “They can be traced back to Russia.”

Valley of Flowers is located 300 Kms North of Rishikesh , near Badrinath . You need to Travel by Road till Govindghat and from there the trek to Valley of Flowers starts. Govindghat is 20 Kms before Badrinath. Till Govidghat there is a motor-able Road. Rishiksh is 6 Hours Drive from New Delhi, India.

Emerald mountain ranges, green meadows and white clouds fuse to create a dreamlike locale called Valley of Flowers. Cascading waterfalls are abundant while you’re traversing towards the valley. Declared as the National Park in 1982, the vibrant valley is a world heritage site as well. The pristine beauty, mystical surroundings lures nature lovers, photographers and botanists.

Valley of Flowers remains covered with a thick blanket of snow during the winter season. It is in full bloom during July, August and September. This is the best time to explore the splendor of this magnificent place. The aqua waters of Pushpawati River bifurcates the valley into two parts. Dew drops of flowers, the rhythmic sound of flowing water and the romantic breeze can be enjoyed by the visitors during the period of July to September. As per the local beliefs, this valley was inhabited by fairies. No wonder, it’s a fairy land.