Tata Power, the leading electricity producer in India, confirms cyber attack • TechCrunch

Tata Power, a leading power generation company in India, has confirmed that it has been hit by a cyber attack.

In a brief statement released on Friday, the Mumbai-based company said that the attack affected several of its IT systems.

“The company has taken steps to retrieve and restore the system. All critical operational systems are up and running; however, as a precautionary measure, limited access and preventive checks have been implemented for the gates and touchpoints of employees and customers,” it said in a statement. submit (PDF) with local stock exchanges.

Tata Power did not share any further specifics on the matter. When asked by TechCrunch, a PR representative declined to answer questions regarding the nature of the attack and its impact on the organization, and declined to say if any data was hacked. steal or not. “As stated in the Statement, the Company has taken steps to retrieve and restore the system. All critical operational systems are up and running,” the representative said.

Power generation, transmission and retail company in South Asia and Aim to double clean energy share in its portfolio to 60% in 5 years from about a third now, with the goal of becoming net zero by 2045. claim has a installed and managed generating capacity of 13,974MW, the highest in the country.

In the recent past, Tata Power has also shown an interest in growing its business through rooftop solar and microgrid, storage solutions, solar pumps, infrastructure EV charging stage and home automation. The company serves more than 12 million consumers through distribution companies.

The Indian government has raised the issue of cybersecurity of the country’s nationwide electricity network like a challenge in its public statements. A report by US-based cybersecurity company Recorded Future in April accused that Chinese state-sponsored hackers have targeted India’s electricity sector in a long-term project. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi responded to that report and said the country has not raised the issue with China, according to media reports. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian denied the allegation.


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