Maritime Computer Emergency Response Team ADMIRAL dataset ADMIRAL dataset

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Several projects in the military naval sector were reported to have suffered from espionage attacks.
Day Month Year Country Activity Incident Type
27 May 2013 United States Defence Intrusion


The U.S. defense sector was targeted by an attack which seems to have concerned sensitive programs such as naval ships, missiles and sensors.

According to sources, designs for a multitude of advanced weapons systems were breached. The exact timeline and breadth of these breaches remain undisclosed. The attack corresponds to activities associated with an intrusion set that many knowledgeable officials link to a larger espionage campaign.


US Navy

Claimed/Reported Threat Actor




Main impact



Recommendations to Defence to reduce Intrusion risks:

  • Implement strong access controls and authentication mechanisms to limit unauthorized access, such as Multi Factor Authentication.
  • Regularly update and patch software and systems to address known vulnerabilities.
  • Use Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) to monitor and block suspicious activities.
  • Segment your network to limit lateral movement by attackers in case of a breach.
  • Educate your employees about phishing attacks and social engineering tactics to prevent credential theft.
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