Power Plant Security Information Leaked Onto Internet

Event Year: 2006 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: Japan
Industry Type: Power and Utilities

Security data on a thermal power plant was leaked onto the Internet from a virus-infected personal computer belonging to a 40-year-old employee of the plant’s security firm through a file-sharing program called Share. Compromised data included the locations of various facilities including the control room, instrument panel room and boilers. Manuals on how to deal with unconfirmed reports of intruders in the plant, as well as a list of the names and home addresses of the security firm’s employees and other personal data on guards were also compromised.