Chemical weapons watchdog says target of growing cyber activities
Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber attack targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog in April and expelled four Russian agents, the government said Thursday.
The Russians set up a car full of electronic equipment in the car park of a hotel next to the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons in The Hague in a bid to hack into its computer system, it said.
“The OPCW takes very seriously the security of its information systems and networks. Since early 2018, the Organization has observed increased cyber-related activities,” the watchdog group said in a statement following a press conference from the defense minister.