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Malware infected International Atomic Energy Agency Computers

Malware infected International Atomic Energy Agency Computers

October 22, 2013Wang Wei
Hackers and malware are everywhere, waiting for you around every corner of the Internet. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , which holds highly sensitive information and plays a key role in global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, said on Tuesday that some of its computers were infected by malicious software, during the past several months. Malware can typically be used by cyber-attackers to gain remote access to systems, or to steal data, however spokesman Serge Gas said . " No data from the IAEA network has been affected ." The computers were located in common areas of the agency's Vienna headquarters, known as the Vienna International Centre (VIC). A third-party technician or visitor with the USB-drive infected with crimeware can be used to infect the system. " The (IAEA) secretariat does not believe that the USB devices themselves were infected or that they could spread the malware further " he said. Last November, the IAEA rev
Hackers break into International Atomic Energy Agency servers

Hackers break into International Atomic Energy Agency servers

November 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
The UN nuclear watchdog has acknowledged one of its former computer servers had been hacked. The stolen information was contained in a statement by a group with an Iranian-sounding name calling for an inquiry into Israel's nuclear activities. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is investigating Iran's nuclear program. A group called Parastoo Farsi for the swallow bird and a common Iranian girl's name claimed responsibility for posting the names on its website two days ago. The group had been known to be critical of Israel's undeclared nuclear weapons program. " The IAEA deeply regrets this publication of information stolen from an old server that was shut down some time ago ," agency spokesperson said and agency experts had been working to eliminate any " possible vulnerability " in it even before it was hacked. Israel and the United States accuse Iran of seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, a charge Tehran denies, and says the Islamic state is th
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