German nuclear power plant allows infection by indiscriminate malware fixed

Apr

26

2016

Malware is found in a nuclear power plant in the German Gundremmingen. This was present on a computer that controls the loading machine for fuel elements. A study shows that it is probably not a targeted attack.

Nuclear Plant According to the Bayerische Rundfunk the malware had no influence on the control of the machine served and this would have the sole in order to establish a connection to the Internet. It would therefore not involve a targeted attack, but malware could also be found in private and corporate computers. It is not yet clear how infection could have occurred until now assumes that this is done via a USB stick.

The responsible company indicates that all systems that come into contact with radioactive materials function completely analogous, to prevent outside influences. Following the discovery examined all relevant computer systems and found to be free of malware. Has asked a group of opponents of nuclear energy clarification of the duration of the presence of the malware.

The nuclear power plant located in southern Germany produces twice 1344 megawatts and was built between 1962 and 1966. The two reactors today are still active, date from 1984. Now Germany slow nuclear power will step down is planned that the plant will be switched off in 2021.

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