WE STOP NU­CLEAR POWER PLANTS OP­ER­AT­ING ------

World of Knowledge (Australia) - - Nature -

#Nu­clear power plants are some of the most se­cure fa­cil­i­ties on Earth. To date, hu­man hackers have caused no sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to them, al­though crea­tures with­out a brain have. In 2013, jel­ly­fish be­gan a mass as­sault that IT ex­perts would prob­a­bly call a de­nial-of-ser­vice (DOS) at­tack. A huge swarm of cnidar­i­ans blocked the cool­ing wa­ter pipes of the Oskar­shamn nu­clear power plant on Swe­den’s Baltic coast, a sta­tion that pro­vides 10% of the coun­try’s elec­tric­ity sup­ply. This caused one of the three re­ac­tor blocks to switch off for three days. De­spite be­ing 95% wa­ter, jel­ly­fish are a force to be reck­oned with – power plants sit­u­ated on the coasts of South Korea, Oman, Scot­land and the US have al­ready fallen vic­tim to them.

NAME: AURE­LIA AURITA AT­TACK AREA: BE­TWEEN THE TROPICS AND TEM­PER­ATE LATITUDES PRE­FERRED TAR­GET: POWER STA­TIONS NEAR THE COAST WEAPON: TEN­TA­CLES, WHOLE BODY DAM­AGE: BLOCK­AGE OF COOL­ING WA­TER, BLACK­OUTS

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