Cyber Attack Affects Chernobyl Monitoring

June 29, 2017

A massive cyber attack that has brought several businesses to a close in Ukraine, Russia, and other countries throughout Europe, has also affected operations at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant the New York Times, Reuters and Verge reported. The state agency that oversees the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone announced in a statement “Due to the temporary disconnection of Windows systems, radiation monitoring of the industrial site is being carried out manually.”

In 1986, the world worst nuclear accident to date caused an explosion and a fire that burned for 10 days. The radioactive fallout spread over tens of thousands of square kilometers and drove more than a quarter of a million people permanently from their homes. Reputable environmental organizations estimate that more than 100 000 people have already died as a result of the accident.

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