Targeting of Albanian government
Date of report
  • August 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the Iranian government
Iranian threat actors targeted Albanian government networks with ransomware. The attack appears to have been motivated by Albania’s hosting a conference for the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, a group previously listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union (EU) and United States and dedicated to opposing the Iranian regime.
Suspected victims
  • Albanian government networks
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Data destruction
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response