Targeting of Pakistani government officials and networks in Turkey
Date of report
  • May 2023
SideWinder, an Indian APT, distributed spear-phishing lures to various Pakistani government officials. The lures were primarily related to the Pakistani military or U.S.-Pakistan relations. After the initial campaign against Pakistan was detected, the group used the same group of command-and-control servers to launch payloads in Turkey. The group’s targets in Turkey remain unclear.
Suspected victims
  • Pakistani government officials and computers in Turkey
Suspected state sponsor
  • India
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response