Did China Just Hack the International Court Adjudicating Its South China Sea Territorial Claims?

Jason Healey and Anni Piiparinen report:

Attribution for cyberattacks is said to be notoriously difficult, but sometimes context and timing are damning evidence.

In July, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague conducted a hearing on the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China. On the third day of the hearing, the Court’s website was suddenly knocked offline. The attack, made public by Bloomberg last week, reportedly originated from China and infected the page with malware, leaving anyone interested in the landmark legal case at risk of data theft.

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