Targeting of U.S. defense industry using Facebook
Date of report
  • July 2021
Iran was accused of attempting to break into the personal accounts of over two hundred senior defense personnel in the United States and United Kingdom. The individuals were targeted in phishing attacks.
Suspected victims
  • Individuals in the defense industry in the United States and United Kingdom
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Military