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The Guardian: “Russian and Chinese hackers infiltrated a British nuclear power plant that had been hidden for years.”

The Guardian: “Russian and Chinese hackers infiltrated a British nuclear power plant that had been hidden for years.”

Eight years ago, computer hackers linked, according to intelligence sources, to China and Russia, hacked into the control system of Britain’s Sellafield nuclear power station. The news appears today in an investigation conducted by the English newspaper The Guardian, which accuses those responsible of covering it up for nearly a decade. It was a hacking operation, according to the newspaper […]

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Eight years ago, computer hackers, according to intelligence sources, linked… To China and Russia They managed to hack into the control system of the British Sellafield nuclear power station. The news appears today in an investigation by the English newspaper guardian Who accuses those responsible of covering it up for nearly a decade. The newspaper reported that piracy It was discovered in 2015with identification of malicious software (malware, Mr. Dr) Installed in the computer system in the control panel. Station spokesman He pondered the revelationHe merely said that those responsible for the factory take the crime file “seriously.” “Cyber ​​Security” and who have embarked on a “pathway to significantly enhance” protection “over the past ten years” to respond to “the challenges of the modern world”: with improvements that include “Isolate security systems” Power plant emergency in relation to the “computer system”.

Sellafield is a former atomic power station between Oldest in the United Kingdom, It is located in the north of the country. For a time it was used exclusively as a site for lo disposal of nuclear waste, The operation is considered high risk. Intelligence sources quoted by the newspaper said However it shows an alarm and They suspect that hackers, spies and “foreign” countries may in fact have had access to it for years Confidential materials (defined as “the highest level of confidentiality”) regarding Site activities that are theoretically prohibited.

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Government Rishi SunakAt the same time, a spokesman for the Ministry of Energy warned that the matter would be investigated further. “We expect the highest standards of protection and safety even at previously dismantled nuclear sites,” the spokesman warned, stressing how important this is. Independent British authority The sector regulator ruled out that “public safety would be jeopardized in Sellafield.” He also noted that “many of the issues have historical roots, with organizers having long worked with officials at Sellafield to ensure all necessary improvements were implemented.” This news was announced in conjunction with the COP28 climate conference being held in Dubai The nuclear option was relaunched.