Targeting of Russian iPhone users
Date of report
  • June 2023
  • Attributed by Russian security services to the U.S. National Security Agency 
Russian security services accused the U.S. National Security Agency of planting malware on thousands of Apple devices throughout the country. Researchers at Kaspersky also said that executives at their company were targeted as part of the campaign, although they did not attribute it to any country.
Suspected victims
  • Members of the Russian government and employees of the cybersecurity company Kaspersky
Suspected state sponsor
  • United States
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response