Hackers selling research phished from universities on WhatsApp

Lisa Vaas reports:

Iranian hackers have reportedly breached top British universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – to steal what the Telegraph says are “millions” of papers and academic research documents that they then put up for sale via WhatsApp and websites.

The publication reported on Friday that much of the subject matter is bland, but some of the papers covered topics including nuclear development and computer encryption.

Whoever stole the papers is reportedly selling them on Farsi language websites in addition to the end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp messaging app, where they’re going for as little as £2 (USD $2.63).

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