‘Petya’ cyber attack: Chernobyl’s radiation monitoring system was hit by worldwide hack

Chernobyl News | 27.6.2017

Monitoring is now being performed manually, Ukrainian authorities said

 

As reported on 27th June 2017, the monitoring systems at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have been broken by a worldwide hack.

Systems usually used to monitor the area around the power station – which is still an active and dangerous area following the disaster in 1986 – are not working because of the cyber attack, Ukrainian authorities said. Those areas must now be monitored manually, according to a statement.

The hack also took down the power plant’s website, which usually hosts information about the incident and the area.

All systems at the plant are continuing to operate normally, authorities warned, and automated monitoring in some areas is still working fine. But monitoring in the industrial zone around the plant is being performed manually, using older technology, the statement read.

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