Update: War Crimes Tribunal Says September Cyberattack was an Act of Espionage
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has revealed that a serious cyberattack it experienced in September was an act of espionage. The attack is seen as an attempt to undermine the Court's mandate. Dutch law enforcement authorities are currently investigating the incident, but it is unclear if any information was stolen. The ICC handles sensitive data related to war crimes investigations, including information about at-risk witnesses. The Court is taking steps to respond to potential repercussions and ensure the security of victims, witnesses, officials, and operations. This attack comes at a time when the Court is already facing security concerns and threats against its elected officials. In addition, there have been tensions between Russia and the ICC due to arrest warrants issued by the Court against Russian officials.