Iran’s nuclear energy agency confirms email server hacked

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran on Sunday confirmed that an email server at its  Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant was hacked. The organization blamed a foreign country, but an Iranian hacking group that goes by the name Black Reward has claimed responsibility for the breach.

The Atomic Energy Organization said that the IT group serving the Bushehr plant has examined and issued a report on the breach, and denied any sensitive information being exposed. The energy agency said the hack was intended to gain the attention of the public and media.

“It should be noted that the content in users’ emails contains technical messages and common and current daily exchanges,” according to a statement on the organization’s website. “It is obvious that the purpose of such illegal efforts, which are carried out of desperation, is to attract public attention.”

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