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Iranian firm accused of hacking into hundreds of universities

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The US justice department has accused an Iranian company and 10 individuals of carrying out cyberattacks, many of which were aimed at universities around the world. The Mabna Institute was set up in 2013, and prosecutors in the US believe that it was established to help Iranian organisations get their… Read more »

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Students, beware of SLC phishing scam

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As the new academic year begins, students are looking to organise their finances. Little surprise then, that hackers have decided to use a well established institution, the Student Loans Company, to scam students out of their hard-earned (or their parents’) money. The past few weeks have seen a phishing campaign… Read more »

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Students beware of the Student Loans Company

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As the new academic year begins, students are looking to organise their finances. While there is plenty of genuine help on offer, the Student Loans Company is definitely one to avoid. This bogus lender is currently using a phishing scam to steer unsuspecting students to a hoax website with the… Read more »

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University of Maryland announces computer security breach

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Officials at the University of Maryland announced that a data breach has exposed 300,000 records of its staff, student and faculty members. The breach has affected those who have records at the university dating back to 1998. The attack occurred at 4am on Tuesday 18th February when an outside hacker gained… Read more »

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