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U.N. Nuclear Agency Reportedly Fears It Was Hacked By Iran

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 03:05 PM

IAEA Hacked? Nuclear Agency Fears Iran Hackers: Diplomats

Huffington Post
VIENNA — The U.N. nuclear agency is investigating reports from its experts that their cellphones and laptops may have been hacked into by Iranian officials looking for confidential information while the equipment was left unattended during inspection tours in the Islamic Republic, diplomats have told The Associated Press.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least, although it could of course be propaganda.

One of the diplomats said the International Atomic Energy Agency is examining "a range of events, ranging from those where it is certain something has happened to suppositions," all in the first quarter of this year. He said the Vienna-based nuclear watchdog agency was alerted by inspectors reporting "unusual events," suggesting that outsiders had tampered with their electronic equipment.

To be honest I don't really know what to make of this one but I thought it was definitely worth sharing.

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edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 03:09 PM

"a range of events, ranging from those where it is certain something has happened to suppositions,"

Say what?

Interesting find! I will have to dig into this a little bit and see what I find.

ETA: This had a little bit more info on steps taken by the inspectors.

An agency official, who also spoke on condition that he not be identified, said strict security measures included inspectors' placing their cellphones into seamless paper envelopes, then sealing these and writing across the seal and the envelope to spot any unauthorized opening while they were away. He said inspectors are not allowed to take their cellphones with them while touring Iran's uranium enrichment facilities and other venues. Laptops, he said, are either locked in bags or sealed the same way as cellphones when they are left temporarily unattended by inspectors. The computers also are sometimes left unattended in hotel rooms at the end of a work day, he said. But the diplomat who spoke at greatest length about the reported breach said the Iranians had found ways to overcome the security measures. He said he had no further details.


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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 03:14 PM
This propaganda will continue until the American people are crying out "Save us from the Iranian Evil, O' Mighty Obama!"

And that's all he needs to spread his agenda further.

Whether it's justified as humanitarian or instilled by fear, the results will be the same.

What about all the political prisoners, families and farmers suffering and dieing by the 1,000's in the Gulags of N. Korea? Why don't they help someone that actually wants it for a change?

edit on 18-5-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 03:23 PM
You know what the real threat is?

You can be afraid of Iran all you want, but thats a cakewalk compared to the true reality.

Iran only has small stockpiles of volatile nuclear materials.

The real power brokers like Russia and the ex-Soviet Bloc nations, EU nations, the USA, Brazil, China, Japan, etc; have unimaginable quantities of these extremely dangerous materials stockpiled.

Remember the long-term toxic effects of a nuclear weapon blast are far less tragic than the myriad of variations of material spills and vapor releases that occur from normal mishandling of these materials.

Point is: While everyone frets about Iran, nuclear accidents will continue building up everywhere else until we are destroyed by the sleeping time bomb that we ignore in our ignorance and hypocrisy.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Hey you've seen the UKs plutonium stockpile havn't you!! that's naughty don't peek.. gee and we thought we'd managed to hide one of the worlds largest (some say the largest) stockpiles under the carpet... dash it all... busted again..

edit on 18/5/11 by thoughtsfull because: rearranging the order of words

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by TechUnique

This is proof it gives us a reason to kill everyone and steal oil and gold to sell for the US debt!!! We told you all and now you are to believe us, it is okay to kill them all for this....

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:44 AM
reply to post by muzzleflash

The reason people fret over a nuclear armed Iran is their Governments view on human life. I would take a standoff with a nuclear armed Russia or China any day of the week over Iran.

All Iran needs is one bomb, and one person who wants his 72 virgins.

At least with the Russians and Chinese, we know what mutually assured destruction is and how it works. If Iran were to set off even one nuclear weapon, any response to that will raise holy hell. A low level iranian nuclear bomb going off would kill far less people than a Russian, Chinese or American Nuclear weapon. Even if one of those 3 countres launched a response on Iran, the response would be disproportional because those countries nukes are far more advanced.

Its a catch 22.

Russia, China and the US inspect each others facilities in compliance with bilateral treaties as well as UN treaties. All Iran has is its participation in the IAEA and we have already witnessed them lie once, when it was discov ered they had a secret, undeclared enrichment facility.

Cant imagine why a nuclear armed IRan is such an issue.......

/end sarcasm.

edit on 19-5-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:47 AM
What did they steal? all of the real Fukushima Data?? lol

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