Targeting of Montenegrin government infrastructure
Date of report
  • August 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the government of the Russian Federation.
Montenegro accused the Russian government of launching a widespread cyberattack against computer systems. The attack lasted several days and severely harmed several vital industries, including electricity and water systems, transportation networks, and online portals for state services. The U.S. embassy issued a warning to travelers in the country that immigration systems run by the Montenegrin government could have been affected by the hack.
Suspected victims
  • Montenegrin government systems, including immigration systems
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Data destruction
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response