News – November 2016

 


  • Nuclear Plant Security

    November 29, 2016

    Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkits #32 and #47 described the emergency plan preparations required by federal regulations for every operating nuclear power plant. Other federal regulations require design features backed by testing and inspection protocols intended to minimize the chances of a nuclear plant accident that might result in the emergency plans being needed. That’s Safety ...

  • Japan Denies Report of ‘State-Backed’ Cyber Attack on Military

    November 28, 2016

    Japan’s Defense Ministry on Monday denied a report that a military computer network had suffered a high-level cyber attack in September, possibly involving a state actor. A public affairs official at the ministry said the report wasn’t true, and that it receives numerous suspicious e-mails and other forms of contact believed to be cyber attacks on ...

  • Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

    November 28, 2016

    Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices. Last month, the Mirai botnet knocked the entire Internet offline for a few hours, crippling some of the world’s biggest and most popular websites. Now, more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany knocked offline ...

  • European Commission Suffers DDoS Attack, Servers Go Offline for Several Hours

    November 25, 2016

    The European Commission experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Thursday that disrupted its operations for several hours, though no data breach was experienced. The Commission confirmed in a statement that it was indeed the target of a DDoS attack, but claimed that its security teams responded well, so no disruption was caused. And yet, ...