Attempted compromise of the BBC Persian TV service
Date of report
  • March 2012
A threat actor attempted to jam BBC satellite feeds into Iran and launched a series of automated calls to flood the BBC London office. The incident occurred after the BBC announced a spike in viewership of its Persian TV service.
Suspected victims
  • BBC Persian TV
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Denial of service
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown