Malware Infects Atomic Agency

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 04:10 PM gHale


The United Nations organization that serves as an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field found malware on some of its computers.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials said some computers appeared infected with malware during the past months, according to Agence France-Presse. However, there’s no evidence any data suffered compromise.

RELATED STORIES
Colleges: High Rate of Infection
Old Trojan Remains Effective
Exploit Kit Without an Exploit
New Revenue Stream for Ransomware

The malware affected data stored on USB drives used by visitors at IAEA in Vienna. However, the devices did not suffer infection.

The organization said it is continually working on making sure that vital information remains protected against cyber attacks.

Late last year, hacktivists from a group named Parastoo gained access to IAEA systems and stole various pieces of information which they leaked online.

At the time, the hackers demanded an investigation into Israel’s “secret nuclear facilities.”



Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.