ISIS – Cyberwar

Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), human rights, and global security, is reporting on a targeted attack using spearphishing that appears to be the work of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This attack was targeted at Raqqah is being Slaughtered Silently (RSS), a Syrian group of citizen journalists which focuses its advocacy on documenting human rights abuses by ISIS elements occupying the city of Ar-Raqah.


The attack was the classic spearphishing cyberattack.  Learn more at our new blog.


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