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The systems of the organization that 23 South Korean nuclear reactors manages been hacked. The company has confirmed the leak Monday, after having examined the matter Sunday. The hackers have reportedly captured sensitive information.

Flag South Korea Nuclear facilities run by the South Korean government is no danger, so writes the South Korean Yonhap News. KHNP is responsible for 23 nuclear reactors have been built in the country. Security experts in South Korea have expressed their concerns about the security breach of the administrator.

The systems are according to KHNP probably in April 2013 already hacked. In that month, the internal networks namely separated and disconnected from the Internet. It is unclear exactly what information is captured. Through a Twitter account his blueprints and manuals posted online of two plants and also published his personal data from approximately 10,000 employees.

The South Korean government is investigating the matter. It is unclear who is responsible for the hack. A Deputy Minister ‘declares the security to trust the systems of power plants and the safety of nuclear power plants in question is, according to him no danger. It is according to the Minister impossible to operate the nuclear power plants at a distance, because the systems function independently and are not connected to the internet.

Little is known about the intentions of the perpetrators. KHNP says no image of the perpetrators and the purpose of the hackers would be according to the organization especially causing unrest, according to Reuters.


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