Targeting of United Arab Emirates government employees
Date of report
  • February 2021
Iranian threat actor Static Kitten used malicious executables and URLs that impersonated Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to install remote management tool ScreenConnect onto Emirati government computers. The primary objective of the campaign was likely data theft.
Suspected victims
  • United Arab Emirates government agencies and likely the broader Middle East
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government