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Silent Librarian University Attacks Continue Unabated in Days Following Indictment


On Friday, March 23, nine Iranian threat actors were indicted for stealing massive quantities of data from universities, businesses, and governments all over the world.

If you’ve been following our blog (or the news), you already know the actors are associated with an organization called the Mabna Institute, and are responsible for stealing more than 31 terabytes of data over the past four and a half years. To put that number in context, you’d need to cut down more than 1.5 million trees to make enough paper to print out all of the stolen data.

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Topics: Phishing, Spear Phishing, silent librarian

Silent Librarian: More to the Story of the Iranian Mabna Institute Indictment


Last Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of nine Iranians who worked for an organization named the Mabna Institute. According to prosecutors, the defendants stole more than 31 terabytes of data from universities, companies, and government agencies around the world. The cost to the universities alone reportedly amounted to approximately $3.4 billion. The information stolen from these universities was used by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or sold for profit inside Iran. 

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Topics: Spear Phishing, silent librarian

   

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