EarthWendigo Phishing attack
The cyberattacks are related to Earth Wendigo, a cyber criminal currently not linked to any of the hacking groups. At the start of May 2019,multiple organizations were attacked by Earth Wendigo. The targets include research institutions, government organizations and universities. The cyberattack used spear-phishing mails to exploit its victims, which include activists and politicians based in Hong Kong, Tibet and Uyghur region.