TEHRAN, Mar. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – The British Foreign Office Minister for Cyber Lord Tariq Ahmad on Friday followed the US government in accusing Iran of involving in the destructive cyber activities targeting hundreds of universities.

Tariq Ahmad claimed that British government judges that Mabna Institute, affiliated to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), in Iran was responsible for a hacking campaign targeting universities around the world.

By stealing intellectual property from universities, these hackers attempted to make money and gain technological advantage, he maintained.

The US Treasury Department said on Friday that it has put the name of 10 Iranian individuals and one institute on its sanctions list, alleging they have been involved in cyber-attacks against the US universities.