‘No Risk To Nuclear Installations’ In South Korea Computer Hack

Posted by NucNet on 22 December 2014 in NucNet

Security & Safety

Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear station operator have been hacked, but only “non-critical data” was accessed and drills are being carried out to prevent it happening again, the company said in a statement.

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) said there was no risk to nuclear installations, including the country’s 23 commercially operational nuclear reactors. It said training was being carried out that included various hacking scenarios such as problems with the functioning of control rods or cooling systems.

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