The German speaking analysts in Mitie’s Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC) identified that in June 2020, the Extinction Rebellion protest group were planning a digital campaign targeting public and private sector organisations, particularly in the Berlin area. 

Our analysts identified that activists could look to use social engineering tactics to target a number of companies, including Mitie GSOC customers, looking to damage the online reputation of these organisations. The team contacted any customers who would potentially be impacted to inform them and advise any necessary steps to manage the risks of the campaign. 

Customers in the region were completely unaware of the planned virtual protest and without the actionable intelligence provided by analysts from Mitie GSOC would have been unprepared for the event.