Targeting of the Indian defense sector
Date of report
  • June 2023
SideCopy, a Pakistani threat actor, used phishing lures against research institutes and companies associated with the Indian defense sector. The phishing lures used in the case were meant to emulate important documents in the Indian defense procurement process.
Suspected victims
  • Organizations associated with the Indian defense sector
Suspected state sponsor
  • Pakistan
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Military
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response