Targeting of medical professionals
Date of report
  • October 2022
As part of a larger Iranian espionage campaign against medical professionals, TA453 targeted an individual with a spear-phishing lure to gain access to their credentials. The earlier campaign, known as BadBlood, targeted researchers in the United States and Israel, although the location of the researcher targeted in this latest attack remains unclear.
Suspected victims
  • Individual in the medical profession
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response