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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
January 2020 United States of America (San Francisco)
Target organisation Attack category
Roots of Peace Active attack
Surface Type
Unknown Man in the middle (MitM)

Additional notes on attack

Attack was targeted MitM at Roots of Peace, with the aim of prompting a series of fraudulent wire transfers to hacker.

Harm Notes
Economic harm, Psychological harm Economic harm - total value of money stolen to $1.34 million USD Psychological harm - demoralised Roots of Peace staff
Roots of Peace consulted with Cyber Peace Institute / FBI to identify attackers and resolve security weaknesses
Actor type Actor name(s)
Unknown Unknown
Attacker agenda
Financial gain
Source Source name
Traditional Media Digital Peace Now
Source URLs