More than 70 deputies of the Swedish parliament fell victims of a sick joke two days before the elections. An unknown hacker “ordered” Swedish politicians to go on vacation or emigrate at the highest point of the election campaign.
Pursuant to the version of the security department of the state social insurance of Sweden, someone penetrated into the computer with the personal data of the deputies. Then a hacker either called the insurance service, or just used the Internet.
As a result, about 70 deputies of the social and democratic party, several members of the leftist party were allegedly “applying” for a vacation, a divorce, or for a change of the place of living. Swedish Defense Minister Bjorn von Sydow and Minister for Integration Mona Sahlin were among the victims of that joke.
The security service of the Swedish social insurance department stated that the joke was “something new.” The secretary of the social and democratic party of Sweden claimed that it was nothing but a sabotage against the party. The joker has not been found yet.
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