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Employees Used Nuclear Plant’s Internal Network to Mine Cryptocurrency

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Ukrainian authorities are investigating a potential security breach at a local nuclear power plant after employees connected parts of its internal network to the internet so they could mine cryptocurrency.

The Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) is looking at the incident as a potential breach of state secrets due to the classification of nuclear power plants as critical infrastructure.

Attackers could have used the mining rigs as a pivot point to enter the nuclear power plant’s network and retrieve information from its systems.

This equipment was found in the power plant’s administration offices, and not on its industrial network.

Curated from ZDNet

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