Hacker Breached Dozens of Universities and Government Agencies, Report Says

Jeff John Roberts reports:

A hacker has reportedly obtained access to the computer systems of prominent universities, including Cornell and New York University, and is attempting to sell that illegal access on the Internet, according to a research firm.

In a report published on Wednesday, the firm Recorded Future published new details about the hacker’s activities. The hacker, known by the name Rasputin, gained notoriety last November for breaching a U.S. agency responsible for election oversight.

The report also provides a list of Rasputin’s other targets, which include the dozens of universities in the U.S. and the U.K., as well as city and state governments, and federal agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services.

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