None of nuclear plants have penetrated by cyber attack: U.S. trade group

Vastavam web:  No U.S. nuclear power plant has been penetrated in a cyber attack, an industry spokesman said on Saturday, when asked to comment on a U.S. government warning last week about a hacking campaign targeting the sector.Hackers used “phishing” emails to obtain credentials to gain access to networks of their targets, according to a report from the two agencies, which Reuters reported on Friday.“None of America’s 99 operating nuclear plants have been penetrated by a cyber attack,” said John Keeley, a spokesman for industry trade group Nuclear Energy Institute.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks declined to comment on the joint report, saying the agency does not comment on security-related issues.The report from the FBI and Homeland Security, which was reviewed by Reuters on Friday, did not identify any victims or describe the impact hackers had on targeted networks.