The computer systems at at least one nuclear power plant have been successfully targeted by hackers. Federal officials are said to be looking into the breach, which was first reported on Tuesday by the energy industry website, E&E News. It is not known which facility was hacked. ‘US authorities are investigating a cyber intrusion affecting multiple nuclear power generation sites this year,’ the report stated. Despite the security breach, which is being called ‘Nuclear 17’, there is no evidence whoever was behind the intrusions was able to gain access to any particularly sensitive or operational systems.
Daily Mail 28th June 2017 read more »
A new form of ransomware called Petya has swept the globe affecting the likes of advertising firm WPP, shipping company Maersk and even the Chernobyl nuclear plant . It’s the second high-profile ransomware attack this year following the widely-reported WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled the NHS in May.
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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is the first government department to launch a five year sector cyber security strategy. This sets expectations for industry, government, and regulators in light of increasing cyber threats and significant technological change. It specifies how risks will be addressed, by whom, when and how success is to be measured. It is transformational, and has substantial implications for the nuclear sector, particularly in the supply chain. Learn more about the strategy and other developments from DBEIS, ONR, NDA, CPNI and the National Cyber Security Centre.
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