Statement: Cyberattack affecting International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

CyberPeace Institute is committed to working with humanitarian NGOs to call for collective action against cyber threats and attacks.

A cyberattack against computer servers hosting information of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), announced in their news release on Wednesday, shows a shocking disregard for lives and suffering and the vital mission of this humanitarian organization.  Such cyberattacks against organizations whose role is to help the most vulnerable must stop.

Disrupting the work of humanitarian organizations and accessing data on the beneficiaries of their work demonstrates a cynicism and disregard for lives and suffering. There is no justification.

Humanitarian organizations must be able to focus on bringing assistance and protection to those in need.  The CyberPeace Institute is committed to working with humanitarian NGOs to call for collective action against cyber threats and attacks.

Such attacks threaten the very essence of humanity. They affect us all.    

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