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IDG Contributor Network: Is this the nuclear power hack we've all feared? Hardly.

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 2, 2016.

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    Shades of the over-hyped and incorrect press frenzy "Israel's Power Grid Under Attack!" from 2015. On April 26, malware was discovered in the RWE Energy Bavarian nuclear power plant and the press went wild.

    W32.Ramnit and Conficker were discovered in Block B of the plant during preparation for revisions to 2008 systems (hardware vice software not specified) currently in use. Cybersecurity specialists from RWE are conducting forensics to determine how the virus got into the 2008 systems. The likely source is removable media; malware was also reportedly found on 18 removable data drives, mainly USB sticks. Conficker was originally discovered in the wild in 2008 and W32.Ramnit in 2010, giving an indication of the possible length of the infections.

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