MoP says malware attack had no impact on operations of POSOCO

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has stated that there has not been any impact on any functionalities of Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) due to any malware attack.

A study by a private US company had proposed that India’s power grid system might have been targeted through a China-linked group by a software designed to cause damage to a computer network (malware). This study also raised questions about whether the massive power outage in Mumbai last year was due to a similar attack, although the ministry did not refer to the same incident in its statement. In reply to the study, the MoP said that it has not detected any data loss/breach or any impact on the functionalities carried out by POSOCO. The ministry stated that chief information security officers were taking prompt actions at all control centres.

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