[ISN] Iran accused of hacking nuke inspectors' phones, PCs

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 01:44:30 -0500 (CDT)

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
19th May 2011 

United Nations nuclear officials are investigating reports that Iranian 
spies may have hacked agency phones and laptops that were left 
unattended during a recent inspection of that country's uranium 
enrichment facilities, the Associated Press reported.

The news agency cited three unnamed diplomats who said the inspectors 
from the International Atomic Energy Agency reported "unusual events" 
that suggested outsiders had tampered with their electronic equipment. 
The unspecified events happened during the first quarter of this year 
while the inspectors were touring Iranian facilities, it said.

Inspectors aren't permitted to take their devices with them during 
inspections, so they typically leave them in hotel rooms. Strict 
security measures require unattended cellphones and computers to be 
placed in seamless paper envelopes that are sealed and have writing 
across the seal and envelope to flag any unauthorized opening.

The diplomats said the Iranians had found ways to bypass the security 
measures but didn't provide further details.


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