Attempted compromise of U.S. think tanks
Date of report
  • November 2016
  • Believed to be the work of the Dukes
A threat actor attempted to compromise the networks of U.S. think tanks associated with international affairs and national security. The attempts occurred shortly after the U.S. election in 2016.
Suspected victims
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Brookings Institution
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown