UN Nuclear Energy Server Hacked by Anti-Israel Hackers

An unknown anti-Israeli hacking group who goes by the handle of Parastoo has hacked into a UN Nuclear energy server three days ago, stealing the confidential information of almost 200 officials and scientists connected with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) directly or indirectly.

The group leaked the information along with a statement on PasteBin asking for an independent inquiry into Israel’s nuclear activities. 

Meanwhile a Spokeswoman from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Gill Tudor said that:

we deeply regrets this publication of information stolen from an old server, server had been shut down “some time ago” and experts had been trying to eliminate any “possible vulnerability” in it even before it was hacked.The IAEA’s technical and security teams are continuing to analyse the situation and do everything possible to help ensure that no further information is vulnerable.

The leaked data and group’s message is now available online, according to the message:

PARASTOO IS SPEAKING . ITS OUR FIRST PUBLIC MESSAGE . YOU WILL BE HEARING GAME CHANGING NEWS FROM US FREQUENTLY FROM NOW ON . THESE SMALL MESSAGES WILL FIND RIGHT AUDIENCES WITHOUT ANY CRYPTOEFFORT WHILE BEING CRYPTIC . WE DO NOT BELONG TO THIS TWITTER-STYLE DAY AND AGE SO HAVE A CRACK AT IT FREELY HOWEVER YOU WISH WITH HASHTAGS , G+s AND ..PASTEBINS.

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 . WITH A HISTORY OF ATTACKING U.S PROPERTIES , ARAB COUNTRIES AND ASSASSINATION EPISODES OF ALL STRIPS ( PLUS SUPPOSEDLY-FAKE PASSPORTS THAT APPARENTLY WORK BETTER THAN THE REAL ONES ) , PARASTOO DECIDED TO ASK ITS VERY FIRST QUESTION FROM A NICE 161.5.7.253 AT VIENNA.

The group also urged to sign a petition demanding an open IAEA investigation into Israel’s nuclear activities, the message said that:  

WE ASK THESE INDIVIDUALS TO SIGN A PETITION DEMANDING AN OPEN IAEA INVESTIGATION INTO ACTIVITIES AT DIMONA . WE WOULD LIKE TO ASSERT THAT WE HAVE EVIDENCES SHOWING THERE ARE BEYOND-HARMFUL OPERATIONS TAKING PLACE! AT THIS SITE AND THE ABOVE LIST WHO TECHNICALLY HELP IAEA COULD BE CONSIDERED A PARTNER IN CRIME SHOULD AN ACCIDENT HAPPEN THERE . IN SUCH CASE , MANY PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO AT LEAST ASK SOME QUESTIONS AND PARASTOO WILL PUBLISH WHEREABOUTS OF EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ALONGSIDE WITH BITS OF HELPFUL PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DETAILS!!

To view complete details on IAEA staff and scientist, click here.

The hack has its own importance as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is already in the middle of investigating Iran’s nuclear program. 

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.