Incident Summary:

01/18/2011: On Tuesday night around 0030, in Vienna city, Vienna province, Austria, in one of 14 related attacks, the Greek Embassy was splashed with large quantities of red and black oil paint. Authorities suspect the incident is linked to the start of the trial in Greece of the suspected Conspiracy of Cells Fire, who were involved in the Greece embassy bombings in November of 2010. No casualties were reported and no group claimed responsibility.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Greek Government
Specific Description The Greek Embassy
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Red and black oil paint was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane's Intelligence, "Trial of Suspected Fire Conspiracy Cells Militants Begins in Greece's Korydallos," Terrorism Watch Report, Al-Jazeera, January 18, 2011.
Nicholas Paphitis, Taiwan News, "Greek Militants Go on Trial," Associated Press, January 17, 2011, Associated Press writer Derek Gatopoulos and photographer Thanassis Stavrakis contributed.
D. Dimitrakoudis, "Greek Embassy in Vienna Vandalized, Link to Opening of Terror Trial Suspected," World News Connection, Athens News Agency, January 19, 2011.