India’s Tata Powers hit by cyberattack

The new wave of cyberattack has hit India’s Tata Power Company Limited, the country’s largest integrated energy company, which confirmed it was the target of a cyberattack.

The Mumbai-based company said in a brief statement on Friday that “some of its IT systems were impacted” in a filing with India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE).

“The company has taken steps to retrieve and restore the systems. All critical operational systems are functioning; however, as a measure of abundant precaution, restricted access and preventive checks have been put in place for employee and customer-facing portals and touchpoints.” It added.

The company also said the attack was likely a harbinger of future activities or aimed at facilitating information gathering related to critical infrastructure assets.

Tata Power gave no further details on the nature of the attack or the timing of its occurrence, but the attacks were linked to an emerging threat cluster known as Threat Activity Group 38 (TAG-38).

A report published in April by the US-based cybersecurity firm Recorded Future claimed that Chinese state-sponsored hackers had targeted India’s energy sector in a long-term project. China disputes that claim, claiming that “many of the U.S. allies or countries with which it cooperates on cybersecurity are also victims of U.S. cyberattacks.”

The sources for this piece include an article in TheHackerNews.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
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