Icelandic Newspaper Threatened over Russian Flag Photo

The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið became the victim of a cyberattack after it published a photo of a Russian flag being trampled on last week. The photo was a part of an article from Kyiv, Ukraine. This is reported by Iceland's national broadcaster RUV.

Following the publication, the Russian Embassy in Iceland demanded a formal apology from the newspaper, which the newspaper has refused to give.

The cyberattack against Fréttablaðið's website happened last Thursday morning. The unknown hackers behind the attack threatened to strike again if the newspaper did not apologize. Such an attack was either not carried out or prevented by increased preparedness.

The Russian Embassy says it has nothing to do with either the threats or the hacking.