Suspected Iranian cybercriminals target universities for intellectual property

University challenge: Researchers reveal how this Iranian nation-state threat group has been targeting library wonks to get at intellectual property

Researchers from the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) have uncovered a new global attack campaign from the suspected Iranian nation-state threat group Cobalt Dickens. The group, aptly also known as Silent Librarian, has been using spoofed library services login pages as part of a campaign targeting academics in order to steal intellectual property. Here’s your starter for ten about this university security challenge.

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