Targeting of nuclear security experts in phishing campaign
Date of report
  • July 2023
Iranian hackers sent phishing emails purporting to be from a senior fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. The campaign’s intent appears to be to learn more about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
Suspected victims
  • Nuclear security experts in the United States and Western Europe
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