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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
Thursday 07 December 2017 Egypt
Target organisation Attack category
Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression; Cairo Institute for Human Rights, Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms; Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, Nazra for Feminist Studies, unnamed organisation Other
Surface Type
Email Spearphishing

Additional notes on attack

"the phishing campaign demonstrated “intimate familiarity with the targeted NGOs activities, the concerns of their staff, and an ability to quickly phish on the heels of action by the Egyptian government."

Harm Notes
Harms linked to data breach Harms linked to data breach - personal details and data of human rights workers in Egypt were hacked through sophisticated, targeted phishing methodologies.
Actor type Actor name(s)
State Actor Case 173
Attacker agenda Attacker location
State Activity Unknown, Egypt