Government denies evidence of nuclear site hack

Report alleged Sellafield IT systems were attacked by hacking groups linked to Russia and China

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The Sellafield site in Cumbria, formerly known as Windscale
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The Sellafield site in Cumbria, formerly known as Windscale

The UK government has categorically denied any evidence of a successful cyberattack on the Sellafield nuclear site, refuting claims made in a recent report by The Guardian.

The newspaper alleged that Sellafield, responsible for nuclear fuel reprocessing, waste storage and decommissioning, had fallen victim to cyber groups closely associated with Russia and China. I...

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