Energy officials say nuclear power plants withstood Russian attack
Federal regulators said Friday that a Russian cyberattack aimed at the U.S. power grid last year did not compromise operations at any nuclear power plants.
The Associated Press reported that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said corporate networks at some of the 99 U.S. power plants it licenses were breached, but that no safety or security functions were accessed.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission added that the attacks, which occurred over a period of at least two years, did not have any effect on the interstate transmission of energy.
The Trump administration laid blame for the attacks on the Russian government on Thursday, saying in an alert from the Department of Homeland Security that a “multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors” had targeted facilities “where they staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks.”