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Russian APT Grounded Sweden’s Airspace, not any Solar Thunder

During November-early of 2015, the Civil Aviation Administration of Sweden declared a knock down of control systems of air traffic in the country attributing it to certain solar storm thus compelling it towards annulling its international and domestic flights that brought a close to the nation's airspace spanning over 60-mins.

But one fresh report from Aldrimer.no a Norwegian publication disagrees with what the administration said, stating that the jamming of the control capabilities of air traffic in Sweden may've been due to a cyber-assault that certain Russian APT gang had launched.

According to the publication, there wasn't any other country encountering problems else required canceling flights the particular days because of solar flares. The Space Weather Prediction Center of USA said that solar flares were the maximum on 2nd and 3rd November, while they were receding thereafter, the time when the incident occurred.

Moreover, when the aviation administration's officials got fairly occupied telling the media about the solar thunder, which according to them, caused ripples within Earth's magnetic range that in turn disrupted radar installations, Sweden's authorities got busy alerting NATO about one severe cyber-attack which targeted the agency.

Aldrimer.no talking with one highly experienced NATO source reported that the Swedish officials sent 2 missives to NATO about how the APT gang was earlier connected to GRU, the military intelligence of Russia.

The gang APT28, whose other moniker is Pawn Storm, maintains connection with many assaults on opposition political parties and other countries, like a NATO country (name undisclosed) along with Turkey government, political targets of Ukraine, as also one activist music band. Scmagazine.com posted this, April 13, 2016.

Reportedly, Russia placed one fresh radio tower close to Kaliningrad City. The Norwegian newspaper cites sources which state they detected powerful signals flowing towards the said tower on 4th November.

As small islands and territories open up within the Arctic Sea because of ice melting at the pole, and the Scandinavian countries and Russia battle for encroaching upon these islands, it isn't surprising that Russia is investigating the defensive capacities of the islands' neighbors alternatively, sending malware to their high-ranking officers.

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