Kudankulam at Cyber Risk: Why the Govt Needs to Be More Transparent, Prepared


Kudankulam at Cyber Risk: Why the Govt Needs to Be More Transparent, Prepared

On October 28, cyber attack fears hit the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) when Pukhraj Singh, a former official at the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), tweeted that a server computer (domain controller) had been accessed at the plant in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. His tweet was in response to an account that pointed out a potential attack on the plant’s systems by an online virus called ‘DTRACK’.

This virus, reportedly developed by a North Korean hacker group called Lazarus, can be used to remotely extract data from a system. The spyware (virus) extracts data such as keylogging, browser history, IP hosts, running processes and all files on a computer. Further, Pukhraj Singh, who is also a cyber security expert, said in his tweet that extremely ‘mission-critical targets were hit. Read more

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