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U.N. Nuclear Energy Agency Confirms Hack

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that one of its servers was hacked and the names of more than 100 people working for the IAEA were exposed.

The hack originated from a "previously unknown group critical of Israel's undeclared nuclear weapons program," according to the AP, which asked for an open investigation in Israel's nuclear activities. With the exception the names exposed and a request to sign a petition. the group called "Parastoo" apparently did not cause further damage.

The IAEA apologized for the hack and said that only one old server that was shut down a while ago was affected. Spokeswoman Gill Tudor said that work to close vulnerabilities had been done to the server prior to the hack and the agency is now doing "everything possible to help ensure that no further information is vulnerable."

 

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    Parsian , December 2, 2012 9:15 AM
    Some of these IAEA agents have betrayed their codes of neutrality and engaged in intelligence operations for the benefit of MOSSAD. A lot of the innocent Iranian nuclear scientists who were murdered by MOSSAD's agents via bombings were directly or indirectly tagged by these folks during their so called IAEA inspections.
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    rdc85 , December 2, 2012 10:02 AM
    they need to close the hole quickly..

    the word "nuke" and "hack" really give me ghostbump...
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    ddpruitt , December 2, 2012 11:58 AM
    So they "stole" readily available information?

    Interesting...
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    Parsian , December 2, 2012 9:15 AM
    Some of these IAEA agents have betrayed their codes of neutrality and engaged in intelligence operations for the benefit of MOSSAD. A lot of the innocent Iranian nuclear scientists who were murdered by MOSSAD's agents via bombings were directly or indirectly tagged by these folks during their so called IAEA inspections.
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    rdc85 , December 2, 2012 10:02 AM
    they need to close the hole quickly..

    the word "nuke" and "hack" really give me ghostbump...
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    killabanks , December 2, 2012 10:22 AM
    israel is a rouge nuclear state with undeclared weapons of mass destruction... i cant wait for the day they go down for it
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    ddpruitt , December 2, 2012 11:58 AM
    So they "stole" readily available information?

    Interesting...
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    Shin-san , December 2, 2012 12:34 PM
    This isn't really specific. Is it some server related to information containing confidential nuclear data, or is it something silly like their job postings website?
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    memadmax , December 2, 2012 12:46 PM
    killabanksisrael is a rouge nuclear state with undeclared weapons of mass destruction... i cant wait for the day they go down for it


    It was an Anti-Nuclear Israel group that did the hack............
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    memadmax , December 2, 2012 12:52 PM
    Guess what, nobody really knows if Israel has nukes or not...

    It is only assumed that they do...
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    killabanks , December 2, 2012 1:44 PM
    memadmaxGuess what, nobody really knows if Israel has nukes or not...It is only assumed that they do...

    you need to do more research.... i suggest starting with dimona and vanunu
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    dextermat , December 2, 2012 2:05 PM
    Don't forget, human are totally capable of destroying themselves. Probably going to happen before anything else. All that for money.
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    A Bad Day , December 2, 2012 2:09 PM
    Quote:
    one old server that was shut down a while ago was affected


    Excuse me, how did you shutdown the server? A computer turned off is somewhat difficult to hack into.
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    memadmax , December 2, 2012 2:10 PM
    killabanksyou need to do more research.... i suggest starting with dimona and vanunu


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Israel
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    machvelocy , December 2, 2012 3:07 PM
    memadmaxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucle [...] and_Israel

    wikipedia is the worst source of information about middle east affairs, Israel officially employs hundreds or even thousands of the so called "keyboard warrior" to edit out any wikipedia article that gave israeli government in a bad light. That's why every article about gaza in wikipedia never written in a neutral pov.
    Here's one example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMBramnCg_s
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    memadmax , December 2, 2012 3:39 PM
    machvelocywikipedia is the worst source of information about middle east affairs, Israel officially employs hundreds or even thousands of the so called "keyboard warrior" to edit out any wikipedia article that gave israeli government in a bad light. That's why every article about gaza in wikipedia never written in a neutral pov.Here's one example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMBramnCg_s


    Did you even bother reading the Wiki???

    It has lists, names, and locations of supposed "SECRET" nuclear research and reactor sites....

    IF anyone was running a censor op on wiki then that crap would be gone in a heartbeat >_>

    Adjust ur tinhat sir...
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    SirTrollsALot , December 2, 2012 5:20 PM
    Doesn't matter what race, religion/non religion, and sex/gender/gay ect. ect. .. Humans are like locusts and goats let loose on the world... We will cull ourselves... Its out nature... and what ever we do is nature... Everything dies... Its the law of nature.. Nature doesn't care, so why should we...
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    DarkSable , December 2, 2012 5:57 PM
    ^I understand you're trying to say we're a plague, but...

    A plague of goats?
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    funguseater , December 2, 2012 6:51 PM
    Have you ever seen the damage a goat can do to a yard?
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    john15v16 , December 2, 2012 7:03 PM
    Quote:
    The IAEA apologized for the hack and said that only one old server that was shut down a while ago was affected.


    Sure, so then why was the box active and thus open to attack...
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    Morkintash , December 2, 2012 7:05 PM
    killabanksyou need to do more research.... i suggest starting with dimona and vanunu


    If they did everyone would have already known.
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    catbus1 , December 2, 2012 7:15 PM
    More dead Iranians trying to obtain nuclear weapons the better. A nuclear armed murderous theocracy that is also the world's longest and largest state sponsor of terrorism isn't beneficial to civilization at all.
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