Chennai: South Korea confirmed the role of North Korea behind the cyber attack on nuclear power plant at Koodam kulam. The attack targeted at Koodamkulam power plant’s highly protected computer clusters in October last week.
The effort was made to intrude in to the computer clusters using destructive malware, informed Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIAL) under nuclear power department. The malware intruded through a computer using for demands of reign attached to the internet. Dtrack, the virus developed by Lazarus hacking group in North Korea, was said to be found out in Koodamkulam. The virus was reportedly detected with evidence by ‘issue maker’s lab’ a cyber security group based in South Korea.
Indian nuclear power stations are functioned by using Thorium and India is fore frontier in kind thorium power plants across the world. North Korea has been searching options to convert Uranium power plants to Thorium technologies since last year.