Iranians Hack Singapore Universities for Research Data
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and Ministry of Education (MOE) revealed last Tuesday that Iranian hackers have launched a number of cyber attacks targeting 52 accounts across the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design.
The agencies said that no sensitive data had been stolen, but the attackers used phishing attacks to harvest credentials from affected staff members to gain access to the institutes’ online libraries and research articles published by the academic staff.
The incident is believed to be part of a wave of attacks against educational institutions around the world including 144 US universities. The US Deputy Attorney General had already identified 9 Iranians connected to the attacks.