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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
January 2020 United States of America, Ireland, Switzerland
Target organisation Attack category
WHO, Mercy Corps, Red Cross Active attack
Surface Type
Digital

Additional notes on attack

Phishing, smishing attacks aimed at orgs, aimed at preying on vulnerabilities during heightened anxieties during COVID-19 pandemic

Harm Notes
Unknown Unkown harms - Not known if attacks were successful
Resolution/Recovery
Government warnings issued re attacks, NGOs shared information, responded in-house by tightening security and conducting simulations
Actor type Actor name(s)
Unknown Unknown
Attacker agenda
Financial gain