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Oct 28, 2020

Russia Hacks Into U.S. Power Plants, But Nuclear Reactors Should Be Impervious

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, nuclear energy

But what about nuclear? Are we at risk of cyber-induced meltdowns or releases of radiation?

No.

Fortunately, while the Russians may be able to disrupt electricity transmission in general, and electricity generation from many power plants like natural gas and wind farms, they can’t hack into nuclear power plant operations. Nuclear plants are still mostly analog and not connected to the Internet.

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  1. Scott says:

    Interesting post. I think the government should improve the country’s cyber attach protection as several countries have upped their cyber attack programs.

  2. Keith says:

    This is a good read. I read your post with great interest. Thanks for sharing.

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