Last month, Belgian newspaper Sudpresse reported that they found plans for the Tihange nuclear power plant on the dark web. Now, Belgian authorities say that they couldn’t find any information regarding the nuclear power plant on the dark net.
“Neither the security services or a private company could find the documents on the dark net relating to a Belgian nuclear facility, which security was allegedly jeopardized,” De Miguel Bruycker, the director of the Cyber Security Center said on Tuesday.
When Sudpresse reported on the issue, the Cyber Security Centre, State Security and Military Intelligence (GISS) immediately started surveying the dark web for information on the compromised facility. The government agencies hired a private security company to help them, and an ethical hacker also joined the search.
“None of our information sources found plans on the Tihange nuclear facilities or the nuclear installations documents containing a serious security risk,” said De Bruycker.
The only document Belgian authorities found was on an abroad subcontractor. The information did not include any serious data on the nuclear power plant’s security system. Some members of the “search party” wondered if the documents were really on the internet.
“The documents could be on the internet or not, or maybe they