Cyberattacks Launch Against Vietnamese Human-Rights Activists

Human-rights activists are being targeted by cyberattacks as part of a wider effort by the Vietnamese state to censor anyone speaking out against the government, Amnesty International’s Security Lab alleges. Ocean Lotus, a well-known threat actor dating back to 2013, is behind the spyware campaign against human-rights defenders and has long been identified as having goals “aligned with the Vietnamese state interests,” according to Amnesty International’s report on the situation.

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