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Cyberattack on Amnesty International Canada

Amnesty International’s Canadian office claimed to be the victim of a Chinese cyberattack. The hacker attack was first discovered on Oct. 5, Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, the hackers attempted to steal contact lists and spy on the organization’s plans, among other things. Prominent Chinese activists were also the focus of the “sophisticated” cyberattack. Based on the technology used and the modus operandi, a group “sponsored by China” was presumably behind the attack, explained Secureworks, a US cybersecurity service provider. fpe

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