Norway hit by cyberattack after Libya F-16 strike

It's too early to tell if there is a connection to country's role in NATO offensive

The Norwegian military said it was struck by a serious cyberattack in March the day after its F-16 jets based in Crete went into action on a bombing run in Libya against forces of Moammar Gadhafi, reports Agence France-Presse.

About 100 military employees received an e-mail March 25 in Norwegian with an attachment that, when opened, launched a virus that was designed to extract information from the host computer, Norwegian officials said May 19.

The Norwegian Police Security Service, which has launched an investigation, said it is too early to determine whether there is a connection to the Libya bombings.

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