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Cyberattackers hack UN nuclear power plant

Cyberattackers hack UN nuclear power plant

The successful hacking attempt was followed by an attempt to steal ingredients for dirty bombs.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which oversees United Nations nuclear operations, says a nuclear power plant was successfully hacked three or four years ago alongside an attempt to steal uranium.

The director of the agency, Yukiya Amano, told a Reuters correspondent during a visit to Germany that the attack “caused some problems” and the plant had to “take some precautionary measures.”

However, the incident was not serious enough to close down the plant, Amano deeming the attack “disruptive” rather than “destructive.”

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