Belgian Nuclear Power Plants in Danger of Cyberattacks – EU Coordinator

Belgian Nuclear Power Plants in Danger of Cyberattacks – EU Coordinator © REUTERS/ Vincent Kessler

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Belgian nuclear power plants may be the target of cyberattacks in the next five years, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said on Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, the newspaper reported that the nuclear power plants in the country were the original targets for the attacks.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if in the future the nuclear sector becomes the target of cyberattacks,” Kerchove told the Belgian Libre daily.

He added that the attempts to use the Internet for terrorist attacks could take place within the next five years.

On Tuesday, two suicide attacks took place at the Brussels Airport departure hall in the northeastern municipality of Zaventem and another explosion occurred at the Maelbeek station near EU institutions. At least 31 people were killed and some 340 were injured in the attacks, responsibility for which was claimed by Daesh terrorist group.

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  • theunhivedmind

    What you’ll see is a Fukushima style event where by a European nuclear power plant will be taken over utilizing Stuxnet-type worms from the NSA, GCHQ and Israeli military. Not to mention pre-planted explosives sitting in wait for the trigger words. During the Fukushima event we saw the work of Stuxnet hinder the nuclear power plant and its workers whilst other actions were put into place such as the detonation of a gun nuclear weapon. We’ll see another copy of Fukushima in Europe but without the natural disaster.

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