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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
Sunday 17 March 2013 United States of America
Target organisation Attack category
Human Rights Watch Active attack

Additional notes on attack

Attackers gained access to Human Rights Watch's twitter feed and website, posting pro-Assad messages

Harm Notes
Harm to digital capacity, Reputational harm Harm to digital capacity - HRW's capacity to communicate was significantly degraded Reputational harm - HRW's organisational integrity is under question
Actor type Actor name(s)
Non-State Actor: Third Party State Sponsored/Linked Actor Syrian Electronic Army
Attacker agenda Attacker location
State Activity Syrian Arab Republic