Jump to search Jump to main navigation Jump to main content Jump to footer navigation

Global Security Newswire

Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues

Produced by
NationalJournal logo

IAEA Chief Acknowledges Previous Hack Attempts

There have been multiple attempts to breach the computer security of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Reuters quoted IAEA chief Yukiya Amano as saying on Thursday.

The U.N. organization last week said a group had posted online e-mail addresses of specialists connected to the agency. The breached computer server has been taken offline and the situation is still being probed, Amano said during an event in Washington.  The group did not access data related to agency monitoring of nuclear work by member nations.

"If you ask if this is the only case? I would say there have been some other tries but we are doing our best to protect our system," Amano said.

The group uses a name that appears to be Iranian and called for an agency examination of Israel's atomic operations.

"The group ... they have what looks like an Iranian name. But that does not mean that the origin is Iran," according to Amano.

Amano's agency continues to probe Iran's atomic operations, which are suspected in Washington and elsewhere of being aimed at producing a nuclear-weapon capacity. Iran has rejected those claims, and has highlighted the widely accepted assumption that Israel holds the Middle East's sole nuclear arsenal.

 

NTI Analysis

  • Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection

    April 7, 2014

    The Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection contains information and analysis of nuclear weapons disarmament proposals and progress worldwide, including detailed coverage of disarmament progress in countries who either possess or host other countries' nuclear weapons on their territories.

  • NSS 2014: Significant Progress But More to Do

    April 2, 2014

    NTI's overview of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit and the work ahead for 2016.

Country Profile

Flag of Iran

Iran

This article provides an overview of Iran's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

Learn More →