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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
January 2019 China
Target organisation Attack category
Amnesty International (Hong Kong) Active attack
Type

Additional notes on attack

"the attacks were perpetrated using tools and techniques associated with specific advanced persistent threat groups (APTs). Cyber forensic experts were able to establish links between the infrastructure used in this attack and previously reported APT campaigns associated with the Chinese government."

Harm Notes
Harms linked to data breach Harms linked to data breach - attackers were able to steal personal information of supporters Physical human harm & reputational harm (projected, future) - attackers could theoretically pass on information to PRC authorities, leading to censure, arrest, imprisonment or attack of civil-society group supporters
Future harms Resolution/Recovery
Physical human harm, Reputational harm Amnesty began investigation into attack
Actor type Actor name(s)
State Actor Unknown
Attacker agenda Attacker location
State Activity c