Fury Mounts Over Headscarf Death: Iran Atomic Energy Agency Hacked

Iran’s atomic energy agency alleged Sunday that it was hacked, the latest in weeks of protests after a women died in the custody of the country's so-called morality police for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly.

  • Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization says the hack was done on behalf of an unidentified foreign country, which resulted in access to a subsidiary’s network and access to its email system.
  • An anonymous hacking group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack and is demanding Tehran release political prisoners arrested in the recent nationwide protests.
  • The group said it leaked internal emails, contracts and construction plans related to Iran’s nuclear power plant in Bushehr.
  • The protests follow the Sept. 16 death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman who died in police custody for allegedly not adhering to the country’s strict Islamic dress code.