Targeting of nuclear security researcher
Date of report
  • September 2022
An expert in nuclear security was targeted as part of an Iranian spear-phishing campaign. The threat actors conversed at length with the target via email before sending a malicious document to the researcher.
Suspected victims
  • A nuclear security researcher
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response