Hackers break into Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency as protests continue | technology

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency claimed on Sunday that hackers acting on behalf of an unidentified foreign country broke into a subsidiary’s network and gained free access to its email system.

An anonymous hacking group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency and demanded that Tehran release political prisoners detained in recent nationwide protests. The group said it leaked 50 gigabytes of internal emails, contracts and construction plans related to Iran’s Russian-backed Bushehr nuclear power plant and shared the files on its Telegram channel. It was unclear whether the cracked system contained classified material.

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