Targeting of the citizen journalism website Bellingcat
Date of report
  • November 2017
  • Believed to be the work of APT 28
A threat actor attempted to compromise Bellingcat, a citizen journalism website that conducts investigations, including about Russian involvement in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts.
Suspected victims
  • Bellingcat
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown