Targeting of Scottish National Party member of Parliament (MP)
Date of report
  • February 2023
Russia-backed threat actor Calisto is believed to be behind a spear-phishing attack on the email accounts of Stewart McDonald, a Scottish National Party MP, and a member of his staff. McDonald said he worried the Russian government planned to leak the emails it stole, although as of March 28, 2023, none have been made public.
Suspected victims
  • Stewart McDonald, a Scottish National Party MP and staff member
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Doxing
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response