Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed its ongoing investigation into a recent incident, and it is collaborating closely with Dutch authorities due to the Netherlands’ status as the ICC’s host country.

Expressing its gratitude, the Court commended the Host Country for their outstanding cooperation and swift response in addressing the incident.

Furthermore, the ICC has laid out its intentions to bolster its cybersecurity defenses, with a particular focus on expediting the implementation of cloud technology solutions.

As of now, there remains a significant lack of information regarding the nature and scope of the cyberattack, including whether the attackers managed to gain access to or extract any data or files from the ICC’s network. The Court has only disclosed its commitment to evaluating and mitigating the consequences of the incident while prioritizing the uninterrupted functioning of its core activities.

Fadi El-Adballah, the ICC’s spokesperson, conveyed to BleepingComputer that the organization cannot provide additional specifics or details regarding the incident at this time.

The ICC, established in 2002 following the entry into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, is an international tribunal tasked with investigating and prosecuting the most severe offenses that have global ramifications. These offenses include war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

An illustrative example of the ICC’s recent work occurred in March 2023 when it issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing his alleged involvement in crimes linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

With 123 member states as of March 2023, the ICC continues its mission to uphold justice and accountability on the global stage.