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Anonymous Attacks Sweden
2012-10-05 21:22:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The group of “Hacktivists” known as Anonymous is taking credit for a series of attacks, leaving the websites for the Swedish government and their central bank down on Friday. According to The Local, a Swedish news site in English, a member of Anonymous sent out a video on Tuesday warning about future attacks. The cybercriminals took over the nation´s health boards later that night, displaying the...

Swedish Government Site Hit By Hackers
2012-02-06 06:20:02

A Swedish government website has apparently been hit by a group of hackers claiming to be part of the Anonymous hacking network, reports Louise Nordstrom for the Associated Press (AP). The group, calling themselves CyberForce, said on Saturday it had attacked the government site bringing it down for periods of time by overloading it with traffic. “We have succeeded in the attack against the government,” it said in a Twitter post. The group also indicated it could launch more...

2010-12-16 10:55:00

STOCKHOLM, December 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish newspaper, Dagens Industri, has reported that Vladimir Antonov has been subject to a Swedish Government investigation which shows there is no evidence of corruption against the Russian businessman. The report which was commissioned by the Swedish Government and conducted by international risk consultancy company, Kroll, showed that there was no evidence that Vladimir Antonov or any of his companies are or have been involved in...

2009-03-23 08:20:45

The Swedish government's refusal to help automaker Saab could devastate the town of Trollhaven, where the company is the largest employer, residents said. I don't think the government knows the situation in this town, how many people depend on Saab, said Therese Doeij, clerk in a Trollhattan photo shop, told The New York Times. To them it's just a factory. They don't see the people behind it. About 4,000 of Trollhattan's 54,000 residents work for Saab and about 50,000 visitors each year visit...

2009-02-23 14:36:13

Saab Chief Executive Officer Jan-Ake Jonsson asked for clarity from the Swedish government concerning a possible bailout of the struggling carmaker. We get mixed messages from the government, Jonsson said during a televised debate with Swedish Enterprise and Energy Minister Maud Olofsson, Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Monday. Saab filed for court-supervised protection Friday with the government holding to its stance of not offering aid to the automaker. Jonsson said the government...

2009-02-05 16:52:23

Swedish government employees have sharply criticized a proposal that would bar them from visiting Web sites featuring violence, racism and sexual material. Jan Landahl, head of the Swedish government's administrative section, proposed that employees in government offices be barred from viewing Web sites with horrible contents and criminal competence, including sites discussing drugs, hacking, racism, pornography and sexual material, Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday. The proposal,...

2009-02-03 11:36:07

The Swedish government said Tuesday it added $6 billion to its bank rescue package to help spur lending. Getting the credit markets working again is essential to avoid a worsening of the economic downturn, said Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg and Financial Markets Minister Mats Odell said in a statement. The purpose of the capital infusion program is to increase the banks' ability to provide households and companies with credit at reasonable terms, the statement said. The government said...

2006-04-21 00:30:00

By Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM -- Twenty years after Sweden alerted the world to the meltdown at Chernobyl, it aims to phase out nuclear power and end dependency on fossil fuels, putting the country in the vanguard of green energy policy. With soaring oil prices, rising demand, uncertain supply and the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, energy is in focus and the European Union is calling for coordinated policy. But the Nordic region -- united by history, a shared concern for the environment...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.