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Atomic Energy Director: Nuclear Power Plant Saw ‘Disruptive’ Cyber Attack

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Atomic Energy Director: Nuclear Power Plant Saw ‘Disruptive’ Cyber Attack

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This article was posted on Tuesday, 21:17, UTC.

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog revealed that a nuclear power plant was the target of a disruptive cyberattack two to three years ago. “We never know if we know anything…” said the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the world’s foremost nuclear watchdog, when it comes to cyberattacks targeting nuclear power plants. Lower the alarm bell, though. The attack was described by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Yukiya Amano as disruptive, insisting that it wasn’t “destructive.” That said, he also revealed that an individual tried to smuggle a small amount of highly enriched uranium four…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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