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Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization claims emails were hacked, state media says

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DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said an email server belonging to one of its subsidiaries was hacked from a foreign country, prompting the publication of some information online, state media reported on Sunday.

An Iranian hacking group, Black Reward, said in a statement posted on Twitter that it had released hacked information relating to Iranian nuclear activities.

The statement issued on Saturday declared support for protesters in Iran, concluding “in the name of Mahsa Amini and for women, life, freedom”.

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He said the information released included “management and operation schedules for different parts of the Bushehr power plant”, and “atomic development contracts and agreements with domestic and foreign partners”.

The Atomic Energy Organization’s General Department of Public Diplomacy and Information said “this decision was made in order to attract public attention.”

“It should be noted that the content of users’ emails contains technical messages and daily routine and topical exchanges,” state media reported.

Talks between world powers and Iran aimed at reviving its 2015 nuclear deal have stalled, with the United States saying on October 12 that Tehran had shown little interest in reviving the pact.

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Reporting from Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Alex Richardson, William Maclean

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