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Mon Oct 10, 2016, 04:16 PM

IAEA chief: Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack [View all]

Source: Reuters

A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director Yukiya Amano also cited a case in which an individual tried to smuggle a small amount of highly enriched uranium about four years ago that could have been used to build a so-called "dirty bomb".


He said he had not previously discussed the cyber attack in public.


In April, German utility RWE increased its security after its Gundremmingen nuclear power plant was found to be infected with computer viruses.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-cyber-idUSKCN12A1OC

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