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Canadian Universities allegedly attacked by Iranian hackers

Canadian universities were among those believed to be hacked by a group associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp.

The United States Department of Justice said more than C$4-billion worth of intellectual property and data was stolen from American Universities alone.

Nine affiliates of the Tehran-based Mabna Institute have been charged by the Trump administration for, allegedly, targeting more than 100,000 accounts belonging to academics, around the world.

In a statement to Science Fare Media, Canada’s Communications Security Establishment said they’ve reached the same conclusions as their American counterparts, but continue to investigate.

“CSE continues to conduct our own assessment with regard to Canadian impacts.”

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