India’s largest nuclear power plant was targeted by hackers who infected its computers with malware, it has emerged. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India said the malicious software – believed to be linked to North Korea – had been detected last month and nuclear power specialists were called in to investigate. Energy bosses yesterday admitted the cyber-attack on the Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu after initially denying it. However, the malware was found to have targeted an administrative computer rather than the plant control system, nuclear officials said. Under attack: The Kudankulam nuclear power plant in southern India (pictured) was targeted by hackers who infected its computers with malware ‘The investigation revealed that the infected PC belonged to a user who was connected in the [network] used for administrative purposes,’ a statement said. ‘This is isolated from the critical internal network. The networks are being continuously monitored. ‘Investigation also confirms that the plant systems are not affected.’ Experts believe the attack was conducted using DTrack, a type of malware linked to shadowy hacking group Lazarus. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next North Korea fires two missiles towards the sea, the South’s… John Bolton will give evidence in closed-door impeachment… Share this article Share… Read full this story
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