As yet unidentifed hackers have managed to steal employee salary payments at several Swiss universities, officials said Sunday.
“According to our information, several top schools in Switzerland have been affected,” Martina Weiss, director general of the rectors group of Switzerland’s public universities, told AFP.
The hackers used information obtained by phishing – tricking a person into passing on their personal details – for their attacks on at least three universities, including the University of Basel.
According to the SonntagsZeitung newspaper, they accessed the universities’ payment systems and changed the instructions on salary transfers, stealing a six-figure sum.
The University of Zurich managed to fend off the hackers after employees recognised their modus operandi, SonntagsZeitung reported.
Coronavirus: UAE records over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases as infections rapidly riseThe United Arab Emirates recorded 1,041 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the ... Coronavirus
Coronavirus: UK’s Johnson says he’s sure Trump will ‘be fine’ after hospitalizationBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he was sure US President Donald Trump, who has COVID-19, would be fine and was receiving the best ... Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Dubai fines five sports establishments for non-compliance during weekendFive sports establishments were fined over the weekend for their failure to adhere to coronavirus countermeasures and safety guidelines, the Dubai ... Coronavirus
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in Kuwait after death of EmirSecretary of Defense Mark Esper on Sunday visited Kuwait to extend the condolences of the US administration to the country’s leaders after the death ... Middle East