It appears the hacking collective Anonymous has compromised the internal computer systems of the world's top nuclear watchdog for the second time in two weeks, Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon reports.
The hackers claim to have seized “highly sensitive” nuclear data and satellite imagery from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and threaten to publish the confidential information if the IAEA does not investigate Israel's unofficially acknowledged nuclear program.
The group, called Parastoo (Farsi for bird), declared that it obtained documents from the IAEA's internal “nuclear data section”—including " Confidential ‘SafeGuard’ Documents, Satellite Images, Official letters, [and] Presentations”—and published a couple of satellite images, screenshots of the IAEA's internal system, an internal IAEA letter as well as the names and emails of IAEA judges and IAEA auditors.
"IAEA cannot just keep us away by turning off their Servers (either old or new ones!)," the group said in a statement, which also lists parts of the IAEA system it says is under its control. "There are plenty more of where this information came from but we guarantee that these information will stay in a very safe place with us. This information only released to open eyes of IAEA and independent media to real threat of world peace, Israel."
Last week IAEA chief Yukiya Amano recognized the first hack—which led to the publication of personal information of hundreds of IAEA scientists—but suggested that no sensitive information about Iran's atomic activities had been stolen.
The newest statement from the hackers ends with Anonymous' tagline and a question:
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Your next move, what is it going to be?
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