Confirmed: Nuclear Power Plant Infected With MULTIPLE Viruses… But Don’t Worry Because There APPEARS To Be No Danger

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Earlier this week it was reported that a computer virus had been used to infect a German nuclear power plant. Following revelations that ISIS operatives targeted a nuclear plant in Belgium around the time of a coordinated suicide bomber attack that killed 31 people, Europe was on alert.

But that apparently wasn’t enough, as Reuters now confirms that it was, in fact, multiple viruses that compromised the German systems. But as Zero Hedge notes, Reuters was quick to point out that there “appeared” to be no danger to the public:

Don’t worry, Reuters is quick to calm a concerned public, “they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility’s operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station’s operator said on Tuesday.” The Gundremmingen plant in question is located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Munich, is run by the German utility RWE.

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.

Just like in the case of Iran where USB sticks were used to infect the local nuclear facility, Reuters reports that malware was also found on 18 removable data drives, mainly USB sticks, in office computers maintained separately from the plant’s operating systems. RWE said it had increased cyber-security measures as a result.

W32.Ramnit is designed to steal files from infected computers and targets Microsoft Windows software, according to the security firm Symantec. First discovered in 2010, it is distributed through data sticks, among other methods, and is intended to give an attacker remote control over a system when it is connected to the Internet.

Conficker has infected millions of Windows computers worldwide since it first came to light in 2008. It is able to spread through networks and by copying itself onto removable data drives, Symantec said.

For now it remains unclear who is behind this latest viral attack.

The attack on the German power plant, had it not been discovered, may have been such that an attacker could have taken control of the systems that move highly radiated nuclear fuel rods. What we know from the Japanese Fukushima disaster is that had said systems been taken over, they could have left an entire region of Germany unlivable and thousands of people dead or poisoned with radiation.

More and more frequently we are seeing critical infrastructure systems compromised by hackers, terrorists or state-sponsored operatives. And it’s not just restricted to Europe.

In 2011 it was reported that a cyber attacker compromised the water supply systems at an Illinois facility and actually took control of water pump systems. One can’t help but think such an attack could have also be used to infuse the water with deadly chemicals.

In that same year, General Keith Alexander, head of U.S. cyber command, warned that cyber attacks are now targeting domestic infrastructure, commerce and transportation systems, and that eventually one of these could cause serious damage to the United States.

But if you thought five years was enough time for U.S. cyber security experts to secure vulnerable nodes of the grid, you may be surprised to learn that the head of the National Security Agency this year said that a major attack is not only a high probability event, but almost certain. Admiral Michael Rogers noted that such a disaster was “a matter of when, not if.”

Terrorists are most certainly targeting the systems that make life in America possible and given the lack of security not just on the internet, but the real world (our Southern border comes to mind), it is quite likely that we will at some point see a major attack that threatens our way of life.

Coupled with the real possibility that Weapons of Mass Destruction that may include chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear have been smuggled into the United States, preparing contingency plans would be in order.

The Daily Sheeple’s Joshua Krause has put together a short guide with some basic supplies in the event of such a CBRN attack:

Aside from the usual stuff like food, water, tools, weapons, and medical supplies, you’ll probably need the following:

You’ll find that everything on this list will also be useful for other scenarios like nuclear war and dirty bomb attacks. Truth be told there are countless ways that you or family could face a radioactive threat, but with the right mindset, gear, and supplies, you can survive even the worst nuclear disasters.

Also See:

Top Tier Gear: The Most Advanced Tactical Gas Mask In The World (CBRN-Rated)

Preparing For the Next Attack: How To Survive a Nuclear Meltdown

The Prepper’s Blueprint: How To Survive Any Disaster

900 Seconds: Cyber Attack Wouldn’t Take Long to Bring Down the USA

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  • Mike

    yea, don’t worry about it, until a logic bomb goes off and shuts the cooling system down. Morons.

    • If the plant is NRC compliant, it can be operated manually. Of course, the NRC has no jurisdiction in Germany. The Iranian plant that was sabotaged by the STUXNET had no Internet connectivity, it was imported on an employee’s thumb drive.

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  • SimonSays

    Don’t worry America you still have 8 months left maybe 9 that is the natural number following 8
    and preceding 10. Contents. [hide]. 1 Alphabets and codes; 2 Commerce; 3
    Culture and mythology January 2017 lights out .

    • ExecutorOffice

      The world ended 3 years ago . The Daily Sheeple kept predicting that one.

      • SimonSays

        Oh yeah that’s right the hologram we live in forgot but i did write a school paper back in 1972 about 2016 & 2017 also a video i did back in 2010 about 2016 and 2017 so the daily steeple was on line back in 1972 …

      • SimonSays

        1982 not 72 i contacted the school i went to to see if they have school Assignments in archives some where some stuff they keep some stuff they don’t from what i was told being 82 unlikely

        • HUH?

          • SimonSays

            Reply to some one else

          • You are the only one posting here at present who can write completely impossible to understand posts, which are a disservice to those trying to understand them if you are unwilling to explain them.

      • Maybe they are using God’s days.

  • Those damn ISIS programmers, that’s how they getcha every time.

  • RoadRules

    ” NOTHING to worry about here. Move along people; nothing to see.” Says the man who until recently ; Didn’t glow in the dark.

    • none

      He didn’t GIVE A GLOW in the dark.
      If you are going to use old sayings, please use then right.

  • lloyd Lisco

    ARKANCIDE

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    There is seldom anyone more sophisticated or clever than those who intend to do great harm to others. For a very long time, the US and her allies have led the way by purposefully keeping others in check, by way of proxy war, direct conflict and all manner of subterfuge. The US and it’s western co-conspirators are due a healthy dose of karma.

    • There is seldom anyone more ignorant than those who received the greatest harm.

  • Since every square inch of the planet is infested with viruses, why should those in a nuclear power plant be of particular concern?