Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of nine Iranians for “conspiring” to hack computers and defraud U.S. universities, business and agencies by taking proprietary information and research, CBS News reports.
“The indictment alleges that the defendants targeted 100,000 professors’ email accounts worldwide, successfully accessing roughly 8,000 of those and stealing about 31 terabytes of information. Rosenstein claimed the defendants hacked about 320 universities, 144 of which are American. Specifically, the charges include computer fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy and identity theft. The DOJ believes this activity has gone on for four or five years.”