Worm Found At South Korean Nuclear Control Systems

South korean nuclear plant employee

Hackers has uploaded a worm to a south korean nuclear plant and is removed by the company authorities after they found the personnel records and reactor designs online.

At the time, the company said that the breach didn't affect any of the hardware that controls its nuclear plants, which are not accessible from the Internet.

South korean minister Yoon Sang-jick said in a committee hearing that investigators had found a malware "worm" in one of the nuclear power facilities run by state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).

The worm had probably been inadvertently introduced by a worker using an unauthorized USB device. It was not linked to a more serious hacking attack earlier in the month and has now been dealt with, he added.

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power CEO Cho Seok said, "We think that the possible attack by the criminals has not ended, and we will prevent it by any means." 

There is a speculation that the North Korea is behind the attacks. What you think ?

Source: Reuters

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