Image: Growtika (unsplash)
The International Criminal Court (ICC) revealed a cyber intrusion upon detecting anomalies within their information systems last week. It was found that the organization’s information systems were exhibiting unusual patterns, hinting at a potential breach.
In response, the ICC quickly implemented measures to counteract the effects of the cyber intrusion, aiming to minimize potential damage. As part of the ongoing investigation, the ICC is collaborating with Dutch authorities, given that the Netherlands is the institution’s hosting nation. The Court expressed its gratitude towards its Host Country for their swift cooperation and immediate assistance during this crisis.
In light of the incident, the ICC shared its strategy to bolster its digital defenses, emphasizing the swift integration of cloud technology. Currently, there’s a lack of detailed information about the nature and magnitude of the cyber intrusion on the ICC’s systems. It’s uncertain whether the perpetrators were successful in accessing or transferring any sensitive data or files from its networks.
While emphasizing their ongoing efforts to analyze and mitigate the repercussions of the breach, the ICC highlighted its commitment to ensuring the continuity of the Court’s principal functions.
When approached by BleepingComputer for further clarification, Spokesperson Fadi El-Adballah stated that the ICC wasn’t at liberty to divulge additional specifics at this time.
The ICC operates as an international tribunal, focusing on addressing severe offenses with global implications, such as heinous acts against humanity, and prosecuting those responsible. As a reference, in 2023, the ICC had issued certain high-profile mandates, highlighting its global prominence. Established in 2002 following the implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the ICC, as of March 2023, boasts 123 member states.