Cybercriminals now have no limits. They infiltrated the servers of the International Criminal Court weeks after announcing plans to prosecute perpetrators of cyber war crimes.
The International Criminal Court has announced that it wants to punish the perpetrators of cyberwar crimes by equipping itself with a legal arsenal. A few days after this thunderous declaration, the institution’s servers suffered an attack. The hatchet is dug up. The ICC announced the news on Twitter. The International Criminal Court’s X/Twitter account reads: “At the end of last week, the services of the International Criminal Court have detected abnormal activity in our information systems. Immediate measures have been taken to respond to this cybersecurity incident and to mitigate its impact.”
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We will note, and It’s probably not a coincidence., that the attack on the International Criminal Court’s servers comes months after its prosecutor, Karim Khan, declared that “his office will now investigate cybercrimes that may violate the Rome Statute.” Is international jurisdiction a victim of ransomware? Have important documents been stolen? We will not know it, the organization does not wish to provide details on the progress and consequences of the attack.
The ICC wants to prosecute cyberwar criminals, the latter counterattack
We can assume that pirates affiliated with a “rogue state” likely to be prosecuted by the courts decided to take the battle to the very ground of the institution. As the seat of the Court is in The Hague, the Dutch government is actively working with the authorities to improve the security of IT systems.
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That said, “priority is also given to continuing the core work of the Court.” In this same tweetwe learn that this cybercrime against the highest institution of justice in the world will have the immediate effect ofaccelerate the adoption of cloud cybersecurity technologies.