Nuke watchdog issues cybergeddon alert

Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 3:55 PM EST

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency warned of growing concern about cyber attacks against nuclear facilities.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced in a statement that it is developing new guidelines aimed at combating the danger of computerized attacks by outside intruders or corrupt insiders: "For example, software operated control systems in a nuclear facility could be hacked or the software corrupted by staff with insider access," the group said.

By Kevin Poulsen at The Register.

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