Hackers are targeting nuclear facilities

Signal of change / Hackers are targeting nuclear facilities

By Joy Green / 11 Jul 2017

Advanced hackers seem to be systematically targeting US nuclear power plants - from MIT's download - "The New York Times reports that cyberattacks have targeted American energy facilities, including Wolf Creek Nuclear plant in Kansas, since May. The hacks, which may have originated from Russia, gained access to office computer systems but failed to take control of operations. Reports suggest that hackers were mapping networks for future missions, adding to concerns that recent attacks of Ukrainian energy infrastructure may have been test runs for taking down Western facilities."

 

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say

Wolf Creek officials said that while they could not comment on cyberattacks or security issues, no "operations systems" had been affected and that their corporate network and the internet were separate from the network that runs the plant.



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