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Attack detail

Attack Date Location
January 2016 Qatar
Target individual Attack category
Human rights advocates in Qatar Unknown

Additional notes on attack

Phishing attacks impersonating a woman named "Safeena Malik" were used to establish contact with advocates for Nepali workers in Qatar, who were then duped into giving over their Google login credentials

Harm Notes
Harms linked to data breach, Societal harm Harms linked to data breach - attackers potentially gained access to personal data and communications of dozens of individuals linked to human rights advocacy on behalf of the Qatari migrant worker community. Societal harm - attack undermined the fabric of the human rights/activist community in Qatar
Future harms
Future harms linked to data breach, Societal harm
Actor type Actor name(s)
Unknown "Safeena Malik" - real ID unknown
Attacker agenda Attacker location
State Activity Unknown