Targeting of U.S. grid
Date of report
  • January 2020
The Iranian hackers APT 33 targeted the U.S. electric grid with password-spraying attacks, likely in an attempt to gain access. They targeted only the IT side of networks so far and have not proven their ability to access physical systems.
Suspected victims
  • The U.S. electrical grid
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector