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 years [...]
A new report makes the damning claim that nuclear power plants around the world have an “element of denial” about the risks of cyberattacks and are ignorant of their inherent cybersecurity flaws.
Cybersecurity risks concerning nuclear facilities are on an upward scale. The growing risks are due to the increasing reliance on “off-the-shelf” software that helps in cutting costs but are a lot easier to hack, according to a new report by London-based NGO Chatham House.
The report expanded on a number of threats overshadowing nuclear installations and found industrial, cultural and technical challenges facing nuclear facilities on a global scale.
The full report [...]