Amnesty International Canada target of sophisticated cyberattack

Amnesty International Canada detects and investigates complex cyberattack allegedly linked to Chinese state-sponsored cyberespionage.

In October 2022, Amnesty International Canada detected and investigated a sophisticated digital security breach. The organisation announced that, according to forensic experts at the cybersecurity firm Secureworks, the attack was likely orchestrated by ‘a threat group sponsored or tasked by the Chinese state’. The conclusion was based ‘on the nature of the targeted information as well as the observed tools and behaviors, which are consistent with those associated with Chinese cyberespionage threat groups’. China’s embassy in Ottawa denied the allegations