At least one U.S. nuclear power plant was breached and is now being investigated by Federal authorities.
However, evidence of particularly sensitive or operational systems being breached were found. Authorities believe that the breach was aimed at information of the “business-associated side”.
There was at least one breach detected over recent months.
The breach was first reported by E&E News, which covers energy and environment business and policy issues.
E&E noted the hack did not garner the attention of the public safety alert systems at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or the International Atomic Energy Agency, which could be further evidence of a low risk level associated with the breach.
A U.S. official called it an “ongoing matter”, meaning, it is still being investigated. No word has been released from authorities on the suspected culprits, but agencies are looking at the possibility that this may be an international hack.
It was unclear if the case is related in any other cyber-attacks.