South Korea’s Nuclear Plant Was HackedAdded: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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The operator of South Korea’s nuclear plant admitted that intruders have breached its computer systems. Now the industry is afraid that the hackers, who may have North Korean links, could also target key infrastructure. As a result, nuclear plants around the country faced a safety drill.
The attack and the safety drill come days after the United States blamed North Korea for hacking Sony. Of course, the country denied responsibility for the attack and threatened to retaliate if the US continued to blame it.
In the meantime, experts from South Korea revealed that only non-critical information about nuclear plants had been leaked. They also assured that they could fend off any efforts to compromise the safety of the atomic facilities in South Korea. The officials didn’t mention North Korea as a possible suspect. During the recent hack, personal details of 10,000 workers were leaked, as well as designs and manuals for at least 2 reactors, electricity flow charts and estimates of radiation exposure among local residents. Nevertheless, there was no evidence that the nuclear control systems had been hacked.
The targeted company operates 23 nuclear reactors and provides about 1/3 of the country’s energy needs. The leaks appeared on Twitter a few days ago, where the unidentified hacker threatened to release further data and demanded the government to shut three reactors. Then the officials confirmed the leaked data was from two plants south-east of Seoul, but they posed no safety risk, because the control monitoring system is totally independent and closed.
The only significant ally of North Korea, China, did not blame the country for recent hacking incidents, but emphasized that they oppose all forms of cyber-attacks and cyber terrorism.
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
|Wow, it really seems though some weird stuff is a foot in North Korea! Strange times right now!|
|There are some infrastructure sites that should remain offline and controlled locally, who thought putting anything nuclear online was a smart idea eh?|
|NK wasn't behind the sony hack. Who knows with this though.|
|given what employers do these days, which is hire the cheapest possible idiot to manage the I.T. side of things, its any wonder these stupid companies anywhere in the world "get hacked". Sometimes its an inside job anyway. Seems that employers get what they pay for! you employ some techy who can say a few things and BS on his Resume then of course you will get hacked. IF, of course, thats what these employers are doing (i suspect). In Australia (last time i checked) there is no governing body to check the credentials of I.T. qualifications. Now if that was implemented everywhere, things may improve.|
|i think we all know the sony hack was a false flag against NK. thanks media hype, and your silly agendas. but how come noone is talking about that?|
|"Let's connect our nuclear power plants to the Internet what could possibly go wrong!?!?!" No Security Professional has said.....ever.|
|North Korea never hacked Sony nor did it hack the nuclear site in this article.|
This is building up to an excuse to invade North Korea once the US & its allies are finished with Syria.
The US tried to attack Syria under the pretext of WMD's(chemical weapons) & failed largely due to Russian intervention, so they created ISIS & are using that as a platform to launch their attacks.
Make no doubts North Korea's turn is not far off & the only thing that may stand in America's way is China and/or Russia
|So, @AntiGlobalist, let me understand you.|
Your saying that the "US & its allies" are cutting off the heads of citizens of the US & its allies?
The US and its allies do not need to create some avatar of a terrorist to start a war and kill a bunch of american haters and killers.
They can do that just fine by themselves.
Americans, and their allies, would gladly allow the US government to declare war on these barbarians and blow them back to the filthy dust they arose from.
I'm sure that I speak for every single US citizen and its allies.
|posted by (2015-01-06 17:00:01)|
|why america always do this kind of things to india. he gives to india protection for army for 10 years while visiting pm. modi to usa. and after month gives money to pakistan to develop terrorism for india and other nations also like themselves too.|
|Now the price of oil is under $53 a barrel don't think much will happen from the good guys, if you consider america the good guys hmmmm? pending on who they're spying on,including their allies.Or maybe they will to bump up the price, which i doubt, as it would play right into the hands of the russians they depend on the price of oil as there currence not worth the paper its printed on so who know what going to happen this new year of 2015 Regarding the hacking question you might find the answer within this comment???????||
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