Targeting of international sports federations
Date of report
  • January 2018
  • Believed to be the work of APT 28
A threat actor targeted international sports organizations in Western Europe in the run-up to the International Olympic Committee’s banning Russian athletes from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Suspected victims
  • European Ice Hockey Federation
  • International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation
  • International Ski Federation
  • International Luge Federation
  • International Biathlon Union
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown