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14 Sep 2021

Philippines: Website of human rights organisation Karapatan targeted with sustained cyberattack; IP addresses allegedly trace back to network operated by Israel-based Bright Data

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The website of a human rights organisation in the Philippines, Karapatan, has been the target of a "sophisticated, well-resourced dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attack". According to a Sweden-based media foundation Qurium the attacks “[took] place amid the online solidarity campaign #StopTheKillingsPH” as “human rights organizations and advocates across the world asserted the call to stop the killings in the Philippines and to prosecute President Rodrigo Duterte for his crimes against the Filipino people.” Qurium further said that the IP addresses used in the cyberattack can be traced to a network operated by Bright Data, an Israel-based technology company. Bright Data denied the allegation.

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