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Senators want answers on risk of nuclear power plant hacks

Senators want answers on risk of nuclear power plant hacks | 10 July 2017 | On the heels of reports of foreign hackers trying to access computer networks at U.S. nuclear power plants, Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey on Monday wrote a letter to five federal agencies asking for more information about the attacks. Specifically, the top Democrat on the International Cybersecurity Policy subcommittee raised concerns with the heads of the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about how the US is defending its nuclear power plants from foreign attacks and threats...On Friday, the FBI and DHS reported hackers have been targeting nuclear facilities in the US since May, and that the frequency and intensity have increased over the last two months.