Targeting of Boston Children’s Hospital
Date of report
  • June 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the Iranian government.
Iranian government-backed hackers are believed to have launched a ransomware attack against the Boston Children's Hospital in the summer of 2021. The attack was foiled after a partner country shared intelligence with the FBI.
Suspected victims
  • Boston Children's Hospital
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Financial Theft
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response