CYBERCRIMINALS POSE RISK TO ESSENTIAL NUCLEAR PLANT COMPUTER NETWORKS

BY KEITH NUTHALL and ALAN OSBORN

ONE of the more colourful (and thankfully less deadly) aspects of Russia's mini-war with Georgia in August was the simultaneous attach by hackers on Georgian Internet sites, especially those of its government.,
Ones of these were crashed by 'denial of service' attacks, where masses of data are sent to particular sites until they cannot handle the megabytes and closedown. The website of Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was hacked and defaced, with images giving him a Hitler moustache.
These attacks ...


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