Hackers Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security and F.B.I. Say

"Since May, hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities, as well as manufacturing plants in the United States and other countries.

Among the companies targeted was the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which runs a nuclear power plant near Burlington, Kan., according to security consultants and an urgent joint report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week.

The joint report was obtained by The New York Times and confirmed by security specialists who have been responding to the attacks. It carried an urgent amber warning, the second-highest rating for the sensitivity of the threat."

Nicole Perlroth reports for the New York Times July 6, 2017.


"Russians Are Said to Be Suspects in Nuclear Site Hackings" (Bloomberg)

"FBI-DHS “Amber” Alert Warns Energy Industry Of Attacks On Nuke Plant Operators" (ArsTechnica)

"Hack Brief: Hackers Targeted a US Nuclear Plant (But Don't Panic Yet)" (Wired)

Source: NY Times, 07/07/2017