Wednesday, November 28, 2012

IAEA hacked over Israeli nuclear program

The UN nuclear agency has confirmed that one of its servers has been hacked. A previously unknown group posted contact details of more than 100 experts working with the IAEA, calling on them to act against Israel’s alleged nuclear activities.

The group, called "Parastoo" – Farsi for the swallow bird and a common Iranian girl's name – published the names along with a statement "Parastoo Hacks IAEA" on November 25.

"Israel owns a practical nuclear arsenal, tied to a growing military body and it is not a member of internationally respected nuclear, biochemical and chemical agreements," the group said demanding the experts sign a petition calling for an “open IAEA investigation” into activities at Israel’s Negev Nuclear Research Center located near the city of Dimona.