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27 October 2010, 13:33

Trojan attack on Nobel Peace Prize site

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Hackers attacked the web site of the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway on Tuesday. According to the online edition of the Aftenposten newspaper (Norwegian language link), quoting the Norwegian telecom group Telenor as a source, visitors to the site were at risk of having a trojan infect their computers.

The attack was reportedly as traced to an IP address in Taiwan, although the security department of the Telecom Group Telenor, which had examined the case following a complaint from a user, said this may be a redirection and not the original source of the attack.

Sigrid Langebrekke of the Nobel Institute assured that "The problem is solved and the danger has passed". The institute supports the decision of five members of the Nobel Committee who on the 8th of October decided to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese political activist Liu Xiaobo, triggering a sharp reaction from the Chinese leaders in Beijing.


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