On March 23rd, 2018, the United States brought charges against nine Iranians for their alleged state-sponsored attacks against 100,000 university professors worldwide, and in the US. The attackers’ target was “valuable intellectual property and data”, but their tactic was the compromising of email accounts using spear phishing attacks.
Separately, in January 2018, VeriClouds released the results of research that indicated that 2.7 million credentials of Fortune 500 employees were compromised and available for sale at an average of 2.3 data sources on the dark web. That constitutes 10% of all employed by the Fortune 500.
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