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Posted on: 11 Oct 2016 

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Nuclear Power Plant Hacked!

 
 

A director for the International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that he is aware of a successful hack of a nuclear power plant. If that wasn’t bad enough, he also said he knows of an attempt to steal enriched uranium.

The agency’s director Yukiya Amano visited Germany for meetings on Monday. There was a Reuters correspondent there that heard him say an attack on a power plant three or four years ago, caused them some problems. This lead to the facility taking some precautionary actions, the plant didn’t need to close down.

Amano goes on further to say he is aware of an attempt to steal a small amount of enriched uranium about 4 years ago. If the criminals behind this attack had succeeded, then they could have used this to build a so called dirty bomb.

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