Attempted compromise of email accounts associated with the UK Parliament
Date of report
  • June 2017
A threat actor attempted to gain access to email accounts associated with members and other staffers of the British Parliament. The incident, originally believed to be the work of Russian or North Korean actors, was later attributed to Iran.
Suspected victims
  • UK Parliament
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown