Norweigans Spending Big Money On Cryptanalytic Supercomputer

Whatever the big but secret cryptanalytic breakthroughs floating around the Western signals intellignece community, they’re useful enough that the Norwegian signals intelligence agency is buying their own supercomputer to better exploit them.

The Norweigans have been relying on the NSA’s capability for a while but they’re now collecting so much encrypted data they need their own facilities to do the cracking.

This as part of a US$100M push by the Norweigan spy agency NIS to make “technology investments” to boost their capability.

Unfortunately the article is rather shy on details for what all this means in practice. But… I don’t think NIS would be spending that much money if they didn’t expect a commensurate return on investment.

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