Saudi diplomats, Sikh separatists, and Indian business executives have been among those targeted by a group of hired hackers, known publicly as Bahamut, the name assigned to the mythical sea monster of Arab lore, according to research published by software firm BlackBerry Corp which highlights how cybersecurity researchers are increasingly finding evidence of mercenaries online. Al Jazeera reports that BlackBerry did not name any of Bahamut’s targets directly, but researchers have previously publicly identified Middle Eastern human rights activists, Pakistani military officials, and Gulf Arab businessmen as being in the group’s crosshairs, while one heavily targeted organisation included the New York-based Sikhs for Justice, a separatist group that is campaigning for an independent homeland for Sikhs in India.