Spoof Scholars Case

University of London School Of Oriental and African studies was cyber attacked. Security firm Proof Point said the attacks could be linked to Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp.

The hackers sent a registration link to an online conference that would steal credentials from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo. The attack was said to look real legit because it came from SOAS radio website. The malicious links and pop ups can be overwhelming so do not click any links that you have not verified.

References:

 

https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/iranian-hackers-posing-as-scholars.html

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57817463

 

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/iranian-hackers-posed-british-based-090732029.html