He also refuses to say what countries were involved, but does say that the attacks did not disturb the government’s operations. Carl Bildt now wants to talk to other countries to explore extending international law to cover IT attacks.
The Swedish foreign minister says: “If you drive a tank over someone’s border that’s an attack. But if you launch a major network attack that takes out infrastructure, that is technically not an attack. But it certainly causes more damage than driving a tank over a border.”