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- After Mumbai Power Blackout, Chinese Hackers Also Planned Blackout In Telangana
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The attacks were thwarted by the Telangana State Load Dispatch Center TS Transco and TS Genco Power Systems after receiving an alert from the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN). These centers blocked the IP server. Also discontinued the control function for remote operation.
Contrary to the claim of Union Energy Minister RK Singh, now officials of Telangana Electricity Department have also claimed Chinese cyber attack. According to officials, on 12 October last year, Chinese hackers in Mumbai had ditched the power supply system and blacked out for 12 hours. On the same day, 40 hackers in Telangana were also targeted by these hackers. However, it was unsuccessful after receiving an alert from the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN).
TS Tranco and TS Gainko attacked
According to officials, the Chinese hackers tried to hack the Telangana State Load Dispatch Center TS Transco and TS Genco Power System. After receiving an alert from CERT-IN, these centers immediately took action and blocked the IP server. Also discontinued the control function for remote operation. TS Transco and TS Gainco are the major power utilities of Telangana.
More attacks on power supply
According to the US company Recorded Future, Chinese hackers have so far carried out cyber attacks at NTPC, 5 Regional Load Dispatch Centers and two ports. Earlier, the same company had revealed the involvement of Chinese hackers behind the blackout in Mumbai last year. So far, Chinese hackers have targeted India’s power supply more. Their sole purpose behind this is to disturb the internal system of the country.
Incidents increased after Galvan violence
Recorded Future claims that Chinese hackers are constantly plotting to hack India’s internal system following the violence in Galvan. He has also been successful in some. He has also advised Indian companies to be alert for this. However, organizations such as the Government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) and the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC) are closely monitoring this.
The company that makes Corona vaccine is also attacked
Two days ago, a report said that Chinese hackers had also carried out cyber attacks on two companies, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech, which manufacture corona vaccines in India. However, China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement denying any such allegations.