Hacking gang breaks into Norwegian killer’s email accounts

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A Norwegian hacking gang is said to have broken into two email accounts belonging to Anders Breivik Behring, the right-wing extremist who killed over 70 people in the country last month.

The gang, who call themselves Noria, is said to be led by a 17 year old youth and is reported to have handed all the information they acquired from Behring’s email accounts to freelance journalist.

The journalist, Kjetil Stormark, was asked by the hackers to pass the material to police investigating the mass-killings.

The same hacking gang is believed to have been responsible for a hack of Behring’s Twitter account a couple of weeks ago.

Although most people’s reaction would probably be to applaud the hackers’ actions for now breaking into the killer’s email accounts, I think it’s worth thinking a little deeper about the hack actually means from the perspective of the ongoing investigation into…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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