ICC War Crimes Tribunal Hobbled by Hacking Incident

THE HAGUE (Reuters) —
The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague, March 3, 2011. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/File Photo)

The International Criminal Court is operating under strong limitations on its digital systems after a hacking incident, sources and lawyers who work at the war crimes court said on Thursday.

Two lawyers at the court, and a source close to it who asked not to be identified, said that it had disconnected most of its systems that can access the internet, that employees cannot access email, and that employees who are not working onsite cannot access documents.

The ICC, based in The Hague, first disclosed a “cybersecurity incident” on Tuesday.

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