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Hackers targeting U.S. nuclear power plant operators: reports

Hackers have been targeting companies that operate nuclear power plants in the U.S. in recent months, according to a pair of reports Thursday.

The Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., which runs a nuclear power plant in Kansas, was one company hit by cyberintruders, both the New York Times and Bloomberg News reported. Other energy facilities and manufacturing plants have also been targeted since May, the reports said, citing a joint report by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Bloomberg reported Russia is the chief suspect in the hacks.

Wolf Creek is owned by Westar Energy Inc.

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