South Korean Nuclear Power Plant Operator Under Renewed Cyberattacks

Sputnik | December 28, 2014

Hackers continue to target Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP), the operator of nuclear power plants in South Korea, Reuters reports, citing the company’s CEO.

“Cyberattacks on KHNP’s (headquarters) operations and administration are still continuing now,” Cho Seok, KHNP’s president and CEO, said on Sunday, as quoted by the news agency.

The KHNP said it stepped up security following cyberattacks and threats from hackers, but the company did not provide further details. “We cannot let cyberattacks stop nuclear power operation,” said Cho Seok during a news briefing, as quoted by the news agency.

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