PC Virus Infection Leaks Information On Nuclear Power Plant Accident – Yomiuri Shimbun June 11, 2012
Reprint from Biglobe News
Concerning the problem that the PCs of the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (NES), which is an independent administrative corporation under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and in charge of inspection services of nuclear facilities, it has been found on June 11th that the information after the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 accident had been leaked.
According to the NES, the leaked information was on the data possessed by the “Emergency Response Center (ERC)”, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, which cope with nuclear power plant accidents. The data included the temperature and water level of the nuclear reactors, and the condition of diffusion in radioactive materials two months after the accident. The information on Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 2 and Onaga Nuclear Power Plant of Tohoku Electric Power Company had also been leaked. A total of 203 files (approximately 1000 sheets of paper in A-4 size) stored on the server of the NES through the infected PCs had been leaked to U.S. by July last year, but according to the NES, the final destination of the leaked information cannot be identified.