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At the Indian nuclear power plant Kudankulam commented on reports of cyber attacks

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In the media of India and beyond, there were reports of a complete cyber attack on the Kudamkulam nuclear power plant.




Responsible persons of the Indian nuclear power plant Kudankulam in response to these publications state that any concerns about cyber attacks on the station's support systems are impossible.

Er Ramdoss, the head of communications at the station, said that all messages on social networks about cyber attacks on the facility were untrue, and explained that the control systems of the Kudankulam NPP and any other nuclear power plants are autonomous and are not connected to any external networks, including the Internet .

Any cyber attack on a nuclear power plant control system is impossible

- explained the official in his statement.

It is worth noting that the first and second power units with Russian-made reactors have been operating for several years without any safety problems in operation

- notes the publication.

Kudankulam NPP is a joint Russian-Indian enterprise and one of the largest nuclear projects of the Russian Federation outside of Russia.

Its first and second power units, each with a capacity of 1000 MW, began commercial operation in 2014 and 2016, respectively, while the third and fourth are under construction. Additional blocks are already planned for construction.
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 30 October 2019 09: 59
    +3
    If the Indian nuclear power plant had power units of American and not Russian origin, then no one would have borne a duck about any “cyber attack”.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 October 2019 10: 06
    +5
    A donkey loaded with gold will open the gate to any fortress ... There are few personnel at the stations ... to find the weak link that will stick a USB flash drive into the slot ... with a trojan. East is East ... The security service in such places should work VERY seriously.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 30 October 2019 10: 14
      +1
      In August, the Indians tried to butt with RosAtom and wanted to put Japanese turbines on the third and subsequent units, and from Power Machines, as on the first two. I don’t know how it ended.
    2. GRF
      GRF 30 October 2019 10: 18
      +1
      A flash drive will not even be identified as a flash drive, and the suvat will frantically remember where it came from, in order to sell it with minimal consequences for itself ...
      but even if it succeeds, the trojan must know what, where and how, and how will it inform the creators of the acquired back, if there is no connection?
      but even if all your type is top, then emergency protection works automatically without human intervention and external communication with anything ...
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 30 October 2019 10: 26
        0
        And here is the interesting news from 2012:
        HSE UK Independent Occupational Safety and Health Service lost flash drive during visit to India containing unencrypted stress test results for nuclear power plant in Hartlepool
        The lost flash drive contained the results of a stress test carried out at nuclear power plants as part of a global reactor safety audit announced after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged a reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant. In addition to the results of the check, the USB-drive also contained detailed maps of the NPP territory, RIA-Novosti reports.
        According to the newspaper, an employee of the department downloaded data to an ordinary unprotected flash drive, bypassing security requirements.
      2. novel66
        novel66 30 October 2019 10: 37
        +4
        but it was like infa - Jews got into the computer through the outlet
        1. Vol4ara
          Vol4ara 30 October 2019 11: 11
          -1
          Quote: novel xnumx
          but it was like infa - Jews got into the computer through the outlet

          Ahaha, are you serious? : D
          1. novel66
            novel66 30 October 2019 11: 19
            +2
            I'm not a pro ... hell knows ..
            1. Vol4ara
              Vol4ara 30 October 2019 11: 22
              0
              Quote: novel xnumx
              I'm not a pro ... hell knows ..

              This is impossible :) tales
              1. vadson
                vadson 30 October 2019 12: 26
                0
                perhaps laughing a hack is a hack, a denial of serviceability. lock the electricity from the outlet wassat wassat
    3. KCA
      KCA 30 October 2019 10: 22
      -1
      Where will the Trojan be launched? The reactor safety system is generally autonomous, runs under the control of special software on special computers, in general there may be some Elbruses that are in no way compatible with Vyndovs, Android and other Linux / Unix, the security system is duplicated three times, each channel does not depend on the other, even in the event of a complete loss of power to the reactor control system, graphite rods simply fall down and slow down the reaction, unlike American reactors, where the rods rise, which requires electricity
      1. GRF
        GRF 30 October 2019 10: 34
        0
        security video surveillance systems, administrative accounting information systems, but this is certainly subject to protection and encryption ...
        but what about donkeys, all the more so gold ones, from the point of view of capitalists, everything should be bought and sold! therefore, their fight against corruption is always funny to me ...
        1. 210ox
          210ox 30 October 2019 10: 42
          0
          Hindus ... Such are the Hindus ...
      2. asv363
        asv363 30 October 2019 11: 52
        0
        Quote: KCA
        graphite rods just fall down and slow down the reaction

        PS CPS contain boron, and do not consist of graphite.

        Quote: KCA
        unlike American reactors, where the rods rise

        Rise in another type of reactor - BWR. With a loss of power, they work on pneumatics, but I can not vouch for all projects.
        1. KCA
          KCA 30 October 2019 12: 05
          0
          At Fukushima, just BRW-3 and BRW-4 could not drown out without supplying electricity, somehow there wasn’t, or couldn’t, there was pneumatics
          1. asv363
            asv363 30 October 2019 12: 20
            0
            On Fukushima blocks No. 1-3 were drowned out immediately by seismic, on the 4th there was a repair with a complete unloading of the zone. After the arrival of the tsunami, part of the tanks under the diesel fuel was washed into the sea, diesel generators died out except one, in my opinion, on the 3rd block, which worked for a couple of days and also died out.

            The problem was with the heat sink due to the lack of electricity for the forced circulation of the coolant through the core and BW.
    4. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 30 October 2019 10: 31
      +1
      There are few staff, at the stations ... to find the weak link that will stick a USB flash drive into the slot ... with a trojan.
      The main and open question is whether there is a USB connector at all in the critical control network. Which is far from a fact. Or will the weak link have to solder the USB flash drive to the boards?
      1. KCA
        KCA 30 October 2019 10: 58
        0
        Yes, there may be something like the Burana on-board computer "Beads 4", which is not compatible with anything else at all, neither software nor hardware, but, of course, in the technologies of the 20s:
        "Onboard computer" BISER-4 "was backed up four times. Since the volume of external subscribers was an order of magnitude higher than the usual composition for missile systems, for example, instead of one or two decoders for 256 single commands, the control system of the Buran orbital ship had 21 decoders. Hardware synchronization BISER -4 Soviet developers, in contrast to the American software synchronization, carried out a five-fold redundant super-reliable crystal oscillator.A large amount of programs, significantly exceeding the 4k RAM capacity of BISER-128, was implemented by rebooting the RAM from a 2000Kb tape recorder. Therefore, at the second start of Buran it was planned to add the peripheral system Biser-4 to the work of the main one, that is, connect 4 more computers. From the very beginning of the development, 8 places were provided in the bookcase, which housed the onboard equipment of the Buran, to accommodate 8 onboard computers of the Biser-4 type. "
        1. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 30 October 2019 11: 28
          0
          Yes, there may actually be something like an on-board computer "Burana" "Beads 4", which is not compatible with anything else at all, neither software nor hardware, but, of course, in the technologies of the 20s
          I mean the same thing.
      2. My_log_in
        My_log_in 30 October 2019 11: 54
        0
        In fact, the question did not even open. It will have to solder.
        1. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 31 October 2019 07: 32
          +1
          In fact, the question did not even open. It will have to solder.
          laughing hi
          And then rewrite the OS so that it understands that a flash drive has appeared in the system and what it is.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 30 October 2019 10: 14
    0
    explained that the control systems of Kudankulam NPPs and any other nuclear power plants are autonomous and are not connected to any external networks, including the Internet.
    Alas, this is impossible, periodic connection to external networks is required. Not an expert, but I understand that a local network is indispensable. Information from "EES" is periodically required.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 30 October 2019 10: 18
      +3
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Alas, this is impossible, periodic connection to external networks is required. Not an expert, but I understand that a local network is indispensable. Information from "EES" is periodically required.

      There is no external connection there. Nothing! I answer ... I am familiar with the designers of these stations. Any new information brought into the system is carefully checked. This is with us. How are they? Most likely, the same ... The project is ours.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 30 October 2019 10: 34
        0
        Thank. Wrong.
    2. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 30 October 2019 10: 35
      0
      Alas, this is not possible; periodic connection to external networks is required.
      What for? Strictly speaking, there is an external connection there: by telephone ... by voice and via courier - on paper. This is more than enough.
      An additional communication channel is sound through an emergency siren.
    3. asv363
      asv363 30 October 2019 12: 05
      0
      The Internet is in the administrative building, where the director, accounting and other personnel officers are sitting. Communication with nuclear power units is one-way - indicators are transmitted, this does not work in the opposite direction.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 October 2019 10: 22
    0
    If there is no external connection
    The control systems of the Kudankulam NPP and any other nuclear power plants are autonomous and are not connected to any external networks, including the Internet.
    , and judging by the article there are none, then there was no cyber attack. request
  5. Dimy4
    Dimy4 30 October 2019 10: 23
    0
    As for cyberattacks, what really all control systems for various equipment of a nuclear power plant have free access to the Internet? All violations of the work can only be the result of internal sabotage committed by personnel, and with a sufficient level of access. I mean, for example, the electrician foreman wouldn’t be able to seriously commit this way.
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 30 October 2019 10: 37
      +1
      I mean, for example, the electrician foreman wouldn’t be able to seriously commit this way.
      Maybe heroically biting over-run cables. laughing
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 October 2019 10: 39
    +1
    the control systems of the Kudankulam NPP and any other nuclear power plants are autonomous and are not connected to any external networks, including the Internet
    Like in our country. Therefore, it is rather an information attack on the current Indo-Russian project. Well, it is nourished by someone both in India and abroad. Not by washing, so by skating.