On Friday, March 23, 10 United States accused Iranian nationals and one Iranian organization in a large-scale theft of intellectual property and state secrets.
The American authorities say that the hackers were acting on behalf of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC).
The U.S. Treasury has made to the list of sanctions on nine Iranians and organization «Institute Manna» and another citizen of Iran who was charged in 2017 in the hacking of the servers of the TV channel HBO, according to RIA Novosti.
First Deputy US attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that previously, the same group hacked 320 universities in 22 countries, including 144 American University, stealing information, for $ 3.4 billion. Was also hacked, according to US authorities, 36 large companies in various industries – law, medicine, healthcare, biotechnology and so on.
For cover, according to U.S. authorities, was used by the Institute in Iran, whose official activity is related to scientific exchange. The total volume of the stolen information was reached 31.5 terabytes, or more than 15 billion pages, said U.S. authorities. It is not just about raw information, and on state and commercial secrets.