Iranian hackers resume credential-stealing phishing attacks against universities around the world

Danny Palmer reports:

An Iranian hacking operation has expanded a global phishing campaign that targets universities in an attempt to steal usernames and passwords.

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.

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