Intern’s research 'hacked' says pressure group Human Rights at Sea

Incident highlights the growing threat of cyber attacks across the maritime community.
By Richard Halfhide, Associate Editor
Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), the maritime human rights research and lobby organisation, says it is “very concerned” after discovering evidence of ‘electronic interference’ with the work of one of its interns.
In a statement given to IHS Fairplay on 12 August, HRAS said, “Human Rights at Sea has become aware of interference by yet unknown entities in the personal electronic communications and work of at least one of its interns. This has included denial of access and potential compromise of maritime human rights academic work being undertaken on behalf of the charity. The charity is investigating.”
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