nuc hacker

This news out of Germany concerning an influx of computer viruses at a one of its nuclear power plants.

Apparently the viruses were introduced via removable drives. The only saving grace was that the systems were isolated from the Internet.   This is a very serious problem.   We saw the same kind of incident at a US power facility in 2013.

The Iranian nuclear program was seriously hampered by the STUXNET attack against its closed systems that controlled its various systems.

Combine the news of the 2013 cyber attack on a New York dam and this report outlining the vulnerabilities in several countries’ nuclear programs, one starts to develop a dire picture of the surety of our critical infrastructures.

Sporty times ahead, govern yourselves accordingly…