How A Cyberattack Against Nuclear Power Plant Almost Gave Terrorists A Dirty Bomb

Material to build a nuclear “dirty bomb” was almost smuggled out of a nuclear power plant four years ago, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog told reporters Monday.

The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that an unidentified individual tried to smuggle a small amount of highly enriched uranium about four years ago that could have been used to build a so-called “dirty bomb.” The plant was struck by an extremely disruptive cyber-attack, but the IAEA declined to give any further details.