European Security Watchdog OSCE Hacked

Global Organizations // Ukraine

Hackers targeted the IT systems of the international security monitoring group Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the group's spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Though Le Monde newspaper said a “Western intelligence service” attributed the attacks to Russia-linked group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, an OSCE spokeswoman told Reuters the organization does not want to speculate who is behind them.

The organization became aware of a data breach in November and has replaced its security systems and passwords, the spokeswoman said.

OSCE has been on a special monitoring mission of the conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists since 2014.