Compromise of the EU's diplomatic communication network
Date of report
  • December 2018
  • Suspected to be the work of Chinese military hackers.
Hackers have infiltrated the EU’s diplomatic communication network for years, using phishing attacks to steal sensitive documents related to trade negotiations and meetings with foreign leaders.
Suspected victims
  • European Union
  • United Nations
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes