Tata Power faces cyber attack on IT infrastructure, impacting systems

India’s Tata Power on Friday revealed that it faced a cyber attack on its IT infrastructure, impacting its systems.
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The power company, however, said that all its critical operational systems are functioning normally. Tata Power did not reveal its cyber security partners. Tata Power Company said some of its IT systems were impacted by the cyber attack.

The company has taken steps to retrieve and restore the systems. All critical operational systems are functioning, Tata Power said in a BSE filing.

However, as a measure of abundant precaution, restricted access and preventive checks have been put in place for employee and customer facing portals and touch points, Tata Power said.

Last month, Union Power Minister RK Singh said India’s power network will soon be more future-ready and insulated from cyber attacks with the provision of routine inspections and timely action under the Electricity Amendment Bill. Earlier this year, RK Singh informed that there were cyber attacks on the national power grid.