Iranian Hackers Steal, Sell Research from Top Universities on WhatsApp

Iranian Hackers Steal, Sell Research from Top Universities on WhatsApp

Iranian hackers are reportedly selling millions of academic documents and research papers from top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge on WhatsApp and various websites.

Cybersecurity firm Secureworks said that some of the papers covered topics such as nuclear development and encryption and were being sold for as little as $2.63. The firm added that the hacking effort was likely carried out by an organization tied to the Iranian government.

It is said that the hackers were able to get access by phishing students and university staff by making them reset their passwords on spoofed sites.

Source: Naked Security

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