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Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency Says Its Mail Server Has Been Hacked

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said an email server belonging to one of its subsidiaries was hacked from a foreign country, state media reported on October 23. The agency said the hackers posted information online.

This came a day after an Iranian hacking group, Black Reward, claimed on social media that it had hacked into the internal messaging system of Iran’s nuclear energy production and development company.

The group has declared its support for ongoing protests in Iran sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s morality police.

He said the information released included “management and operation schedules for different parts of the Bushehr power plant” and “atomic development contracts and agreements with domestic and foreign partners.”

The Atomic Energy Organization said “this decision was made in order to attract public attention”.

“It should be noted that the content of users’ emails contains technical messages and daily routine and topical exchanges,” state media reported.

Talks between world powers and Iran to reinstate a 2015 nuclear deal have stalled, with the United States recently saying Tehran has shown little interest in reviving the pact.

Iran has accused the United States of seeking concessions in nuclear talks by backing protests over Amini’s death.

Based on information from Reuters and