Tata Power Company Limited, India’s largest integrated power company, confirmed Friday that it had been targeted in a cyberattack.
The intrusion into the IT infrastructure affected “some IT systems” of the company. Said It is filed with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India.
He added that steps were being taken to recover and restore the affected machines, adding that security guardrails had been put in place on customer-facing portals to prevent unauthorized access.
The Mumbai-based power company, part of the Tata Group conglomerate, did not provide further details about the nature of the attack or when it occurred.
In April, however, cybersecurity firm Recorded Future revealed an attack by China-linked actors targeting India’s power grid organization.
The network intrusion is said to have targeted “at least seven Indian State Load Distribution Centers (SLDCs), which are responsible for performing real-time operations of grid control and distribution within these respective states.” increase.
The attack was attributed to a new threat cluster tracked by Recorded Future under the name Threat Activity Group 38 (TAG-38).
The company further assessed that the target was likely intended to facilitate information gathering related to critical infrastructure assets or was a precursor to future activity.
China has refuted allegations of Chinese involvement, stating that “many of the US allies or countries with whom we cooperate in cybersecurity are also victims of US cyberattacks.”