Global hijacking of domain name system (DNS)
Date of report
  • January 2019
  • Suspected to be the work of Iranian actors.
An unknown actor with a connection to Iran hijacked DNS records to target the traffic of governments and telecommunications organizations around the world.
Suspected victims
  • United States
  • Lebanon
  • South Korea
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Canada
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown