UN Nuclear Experts: Iran Hacked Us
IAEA investigating suspicions of tampering
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 18, 2011 11:07 AM CDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility in Iran, which is under IAEA monitoring, in this April 8, 2008 file photo.   (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office, File)

(Newser) – Some of the International Atomic Energy Agency's top experts think Iranians hacked their cell phones and laptops, diplomats tell the AP. The incident is believed to have occurred earlier this year, when the diplomats left the equipment unattended during an inspection tour in Iran. The watchdog group became suspicious later on, when an inspector reported "unusual events" suggesting his equipment had been tampered with. The IAEA is still investigating these suspicions.

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May 18, 2011 4:19 PM CDT
Payback for US hacking them, I suppose. BUT, what if, we deliberately left phones and laptops behind chock full of bad data, misinformation, and worms so that they would copy them into their system??? This would be funny but for the boneheads that are currently running the world.
May 18, 2011 1:37 PM CDT
yes, of course your personal belongings will be safe here, we will lock the door while we do the 3 hour tour....idiots!!
May 18, 2011 12:36 PM CDT
You think that is bad. Wait till you hear what happend when they also left their lunches alone in the fridge during the tour. Who knew you couldn't do that with potential terrorists?