A nuclear plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director Yukiya Amano also cited a case in which an individual tried to smuggle a small amount of highly enriched uranium about four years ago that could have been used to build a so-called “dirty bomb”. “This is not an imaginary risk,” Amano told Reuters and a German newspaper during a visit to Germany that included a meeting with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) jihadis are plotting to hack into nuclear power plants in Europe and cause widespread disruption, the United Nations warned today. It has also emerged that the Brussels bombers, who targeted the Belgian capital’s airport, had previously researched trying to take out a nuclear power plant in the country.
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