Iranian hackers resume credential-stealing phishing attacks against universities around the world
By: Danny Palmer
Published: September 11, 2019
* Over 60 universities in the US, the UK, Australia and more have been targeted by the Colbalt Dickens hacking group in attacks attempting to steal research and intellectual property.
* Dubbed Colbalt Dickens, the campaign was initially detailed in August last year, with researchers at Secureworks blaming cyberattacks targeting universities in 14 countries on a hacking group linked to the Iranian government.
* The purpose of the attacks is to steal intellectual property, which can either be exploited or sold on for profit.