Iranian hackers target four Singapore universities

52 staff accounts breached by syndicate that stole academic data from varsities worldwide

Four Singapore universities have come under attack from an Iranian hacking syndicate, which is believed to have pilfered more than 31 terabytes of academic data and intellectual property from varsities all over the world.

There was a breach of 52 staff accounts across the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Technology and Design, the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore and the Ministry of Education (MOE) said yesterday.

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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 'Iranian hackers target four S'pore universities'. Print Edition | Subscribe