Tata Power on Friday admitted that its IT infrastructure has been hit by a cyber attack. However, the power company said all its critical operating systems were working normally.
“Tata Power Company Limited had conducted a cyber attack on its IT infrastructure which affected some of its IT systems,” Tata Power said in a BSE filing.
The company announced that it is taking steps to restore the system and rectify the situation. “The company has taken steps to retrieve and restore the system. All critical operational systems are functioning,” the statement said.
However, as a measure of abundant precaution, “restricted access to employee and customer-facing portals and touch points and preventive checks have been carried out”, it added.
Tata Power said, “The company will update the matter later.”
Tata Power Co Ltd said that some of its IT systems have been affected by the cyber attack.
according to a report of techcrunch“Tata Power aims to double its share of clean energy to 60 percent in five years and is working to become net zero by 2045. The company reportedly has a power generation capacity of 13,974MW (highest in the country). installed and managed.
Last month, Union Power Minister RK Singh had said that India’s electricity network would soon be future ready and safe from cyber attacks with provision for regular inspection and timely action under the Electricity Amendment Bill.
Earlier this year, Singh reported that there had been cyber attacks on the national power grid.
“These were probing the attacks in December, January and February. They didn’t succeed. But we are aware,” he had said.
-With inputs from IANS
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