Hackers Attacked Nuclear Power Plant – Is anything safe anymore

Oct 20, 2016 | 10:30 am

Published by | Chandan Singh


Cyber-terrorist are often known to create an atmosphere packed with panics. Recently we saw many hacking attempts some of them had success while some are failed attempts. We very often read news regarding data breach etc. When it comes to nuclear engine power it becomes critical.

The World Atomic Energy Agency Overseer, Yukiya Amano said Reuters news agency that the nuclear engine power was already bitten by some cyber-terrorist 2 -3 years back. While hackers did not shut down the grow completely. Nevertheless, hackers handled to disrupt the ability grow.

Yukiya Amano didn’t reveal which nuclear engine force had suffered from the hacking attack. Yukiya Amano also throwing some signals onto another attack said another attack was documented in the Nuclear laboratory in the University of Toyama in Japan. The lab was designed to research on tritium. Tritium can be used in some nuclear facilities.

Yukiya Amano also explained a case in which hackers attempted to smuggle a tiny amount of highly enriched uranium about four years ago, that enough to build or expose to bomb.

As we all know, severe internet attacks targeted at elemental organizations has escalated. And don’t even know the complete situation. Therefore, this type of hacking activities should be used seriously.

Security experts claim that blowing back up a nuclear reactor is the near-to-impossible task for any hackers. Nevertheless, there are always some defects in each and every field that can be utilized by cyber-terrorist to exploit the system. So, what do you think are the most effective thoughts on this type of cracking attempts?