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October 15, 2012 10:47 pm

Iran Used University of Michigan Network During Cyber Attack

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Free Beacon – Iranian hackers took over a University of Michigan computer network during a massive cyber attack on U.S. financial systems last week that continued following comments on the strike by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

According to reports by a leading Internet security-monitoring firm, the cyber attacks against Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and several other U.S. financial institutions began Oct. 8 when hackers gained control of the university’s College of Engineering network in Ann Arbor.

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  • unethical

    Chances are, the hackers were GIVEN access from the inside by a student, probably supporting the terrorists.

    • Raymond in DC

      When I was a grad student at Michigan in the 1970s, Arabs and Iranians made up a significant portion of the graduate students in Engineering. My own housemate was an Iranian studying nuclear engineering. So the notion of insider assistance today isn’t far-fetched.