Security Management

International Criminal Court attributes cyberattack to espionage

TechCrunch reports that the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands has revealed that cyberespionage was involved in the sophisticated and targeted cyberattack against its systems last month. Possible compromise of any sensitive data, including those related to war crimes and witness information, has not yet been identified, according to the ICC, which committed to immediately and directly notify impacted individuals and entities in the event of any unauthorized data access or theft. Threat actors behind the intrusion have also not been confirmed but the ICC said that more disinformation campaigns aimed at discrediting the court and its officials are imminent. Mounting cybersecurity threats against the ICC amid its investigation into Russia's war crimes against Ukraine and last month's cyberattack have already prompted the ICC to strengthen its risk management framework, establish security risk protections against victims and witnesses, and implement other cybersecurity enhancements.

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