Norway’s National Security Agency is advising people update their computer software to protect against viruses after a serious Java security flaw was discovered.
Almost all customers to Norwegian banking use this software to log on to their online accounts. Head of NorCert Eiliv Ofigsbø advises everyone updates the Java software on their computers.
“This is especially critical for those who operate websites that many visit. It can spread to a large number of computers if their pages are infected,” he said to NRK.
NorCERT has said there has been an increase in reports of cyber attacks through viruses on websites that are often spread through advertisement banners.
Director of bank DNB, Thomas Midteide, also told the broadcaster there has been an increase in attacks on computers in recent years.
“We have been shielded from this type of crime in Norway for many years, in contrast to European banks. But Trojan attacks and electronic attack attempts against Norway have escalated in the last two years especially.”
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