Targeting of U.S. and European think tanks
Date of report
  • January 2019
Hackers set up fake login pages or sent spoof e-mails to people who work with the think tanks in an attempt to trick them into handing over information, such as passwords.
Suspected victims
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • The German Marshall Fund
  • German Council on Foreign Relations
  • The Aspen Institutes in Europe
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown