Think tanks are huge targets for hackers and they face relentless assaults on their data, personnel information, sources, and inner workings.
Here is the latest example from Reuters:
The group behind the SolarWinds cyber attack identified late last year is now targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations, Microsoft Corp said on Thursday.
"This week we observed cyberattacks by the threat actor Nobelium targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations", Microsoft said in a blog.
Nobelium, originating from Russia, is the same actor behind the attacks on SolarWinds customers in 2020, according to Microsoft.
"This wave of attacks targeted approximately 3,000 email accounts at more than 150 different organizations", Microsoft said on Thursday.
Every major think tank in the US and many around the world have been hacked multiple times, with some facing near-daily hacking attempts.