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UNO Nuclear Power Facility Target of Internet Hackers

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) that regulates the nuclear operations of United Nations Organization has said that a few years ago, hackers successfully compromised certain nuclear power grid while also tried stealing uranium.

Yukiya Amano, the agency's director in an interview to Reuters when he was visiting Germany told that there were a few hazards due to the attack which prompted the plant for adopting certain precautionary measures.

However, there was no need for closing the plant. Also as per communication from Reuters, it's reported that Amano said he had knowledge about an attempt for illegally picking enriched uranium some 4-yrs back whose utilization could construct an alleged 'dirty bomb.'

In his remark Amano said that the problem of cyber-assaults targeted at activities and facilities of nuclear-related events must be regarded with great severity. It mightn't ever be known whether there was full knowledge of everything alternatively whether there was just a minuscule knowledge of a gigantic problem.

During 2014, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, a nuclear power plant in South Korea encountered a series of online assaults that interrupted operations, caused leakage of nuclear guidebooks over the Internet as well as started off concerns regarding security and stability of the site's PC-network.

For the assaults, South Korea blamed North Korea, which however, refuted while asserted that the allegation merely aimed at plotting evil vis-à-vis the communist nation.

During 2016 itself, there was detection of malware getting harbored on Gundremmingen nuclear plant's computer systems within Germany. But, the malware wasn't regarded as especially harmful for continuing the operations of the plant. This' different from Stuxnet the computer worm described as the foremost digital weapon of the world that hackers employed for disrupting the power grids in Iran. Zdnet.com posted this, October 11, 2016.

As of this day, the IAEA has trained more than 10,000 individuals on how to secure nuclear plants and related things. The trainees such as guards and police have been taught physical security of the nuclear sites. Now the agency supplies nuclear plants having devices for detecting radiation too so that stealing any material can be nipped in the bud.

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