For the first time since the cold war, the annual threat assessment presented by the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) today revealed that Russian espionage and cyber attacks pose among the most serious threats to Norwegian civil society and government agencies, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone following geopolitical developments as they’ve unfolded over the last decade or so.
The official confession coincides with news that Norwegian MPs Trine Skei Grande (Liberal) and Bård Vegar Solhjell (Socialist Left Party) have been denied entry visas to Russia in response to Norway’s failure to retract support for international sanctions against Russia.
Former Norwegian intelligence officials also voice concerns that America under Donald Trump may pose an equal – actually a worse – threat, and in all honesty, who am I to talk, liable for drawings such as these:
In any event we most certainly do live in interesting times.
Top illustration: Hacking. Source: Elbpresse.de/Wikimedia Commons