IAEA chief: Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack

IAEA chief: Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack
 

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".
"This is not an imaginary risk," Amano told Reuters and a German newspaper during a visit to Germany that... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 58
Source: Reuters
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