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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".

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

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

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

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