The virus struck the radiation monitoring system of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Petya virus-extortion hit the radiation monitoring systems of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, said the head of the nuclear power plant’s replacement Vladimir Ilchuk.

Ilchuk explained that immediately after the start of the hacker attack, a command was made to disconnect all the computers in the workplaces of the personnel. Some devices were infected with the virus, but there is no radiation threat.

“There are no more control levels, that is, we did not happen on the industrial site, on the structures of deterioration of the radiation situation,” Ilchuk stressed.

Earlier in Group-IB company it was reported that the cause of large-scale attack on oil, telecommunications and financial companies of Russia and Ukraine was the extortionary virus Petya, which blocks computers and requires 300 dollars in bitcoins.