52 accounts of university staff hacked

There was a breach of 52 staff accounts across (clockwise from top left) Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
There was a breach of 52 staff accounts across (clockwise from top left) Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).PHOTOS: ST FILE

A group of nine Iranian hackers is believed to have been behind the breach of 52 staff computer accounts across four universities here.

The Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore said it received information last week that user accounts at Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Technology and Design had been breached, and alerted the Ministry of Education (MOE) and affected institutions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2018, with the headline '52 accounts of university staff hacked'. Print Edition | Subscribe