Mohammed Reza Sabahi

Sabahi assisted in the carrying out of Mabna’s spearphishing campaign targeting universities

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Risk Level:99%

May harm your business future. Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Mohammed Reza Sabahi (Sabahi) was a Mabna Institute contractor;

Sabahi assisted in the carrying out of Mabna’sspearphishing campaign targeting universities;

Among his activities, Mohammed Reza Sabahi created targeting lists of university professors and catalogued academic databases at targeted universities;

Mohammed Reza Sabahi is wanted for his alleged involvement in criminal activities, including obtaining unauthorized access to computer systems, stealing proprietary data from those systems, and selling that stolen data to Iranian customers such as Iranian universities and the Iranian government;

Victims of the scheme included approximately 144 universities in the United States, 176 foreign universities in 21 countries, five federal and state government agencies in the United States, 36 private companies in the United States, 11 foreign private companies, and two international non-governmental organizations;

Also Known As:
Sabahi Mohammad Reza

Involved In:
Cyber criminal

02 Dec 1991


Reason for the color:
» U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Mohammed Reza Sabahi under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended. The entity designated today engaged in the theft of valuable intellectual property and data from hundreds of U.S. and third-country universities and a media company for private financial gain;
» On February 7, 2018, a grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York indicted Mohammed Reza Sabahi on computer intrusion, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft charges, and a federal arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest;
» FBI issued warrant on February 7, 2018 for his arrest;
» Iranian firm stole data In massive spear phishing campaign;
» Charleston uncover Iranian hacking scheme;
» Iran cyber threat is growing;
» Massive cyber-attack by Iran stole data from governments, companies and universities;