U.S. Expels Venezuelan Diplomat for Planning Cyber Attacks
Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera was given 72 hours to leave the country.
According to a Univision report, the U.S. has given Venezulan diplomat Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera 72 hours to leave the country in response to her involvement in an alleged Iranian plot to launch cyber attacks on nuclear power plants.
"Univision's report included secretly recorded footage of Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats being briefed on the planned attacks and promising to pass information to their governments, according to InterAmerican Security Watch," writes Sophos' Lisa Vaas.
"In the secretly recorded meetings, the hackers' list of possible targets included the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon, and both military and civilian nuclear facilities," Vaas writes. "The hackers told the diplomats they were seeking passwords to protected systems and needed support and funding."
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