German nuclear plant found riddled with viruses

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Malware has been running wild at a German nuclear plant in Gundremmingen. Many viruses in nuclear power! The viruses, which include “W32.Ramnit” and “Conficker”, were discovered at Gundremmingen’s B unit in a computer system retrofitted in 2008 with data visualization software associated with equipment for moving nuclear fuel rods, RWE said. This attack was dismantled by Europol with help from Symantec more than a year ago.

Is it a serious problem?

According to F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen, infections like those found at the plant aren’t particularly dangerous unless they’re part of a targeted attack. 



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