Unnamed German Nuclear Power Plant Suffered “Disruptive” Cyber-Attack in 2014
Security Update : An unnamed nuclear power plant in Germany was at the center of a disruptive cyber-attack in 2014, Yukiya Amano, head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, said on Monday.
Speaking to Reuters reporters, Amano, who serves as Director General for the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said a threat group attempted to “disrupt” a German power plant’s normal mode of operation in 2014.
The expert was clear that this was not a “destructive” attack, but only a disruption of normal power plant operations. The nuclear facility continued to function following the attack without taking any damage.
Despite revealing news about the 2014 cyber-attack, Amano says that nuclear facilities are more worried about people trying to steal nuclear materials from their power plants, rather than cyber-attacks.
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