Cyberattack Targets Tata Power's IT Infrastructure in India

Tata Power Company Limited, India's largest integrated power company, admitted on Friday that it had been targeted by a cyberattack.

The company said in a filing with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) that "some IT systems" were affected by the intrusion into its IT infrastructure.

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 energy company, part of the Tata Group group, did not provide further details on the nature of the attack or when it occurred.

But in April, cybersecurity firm Recorded Future revealed an attack by China-linked attackers targeting India's power grid organization.

China denied any allegations of involvement, saying that "many of the US allies and countries with whom we cooperate on cybersecurity are also victims of US cyberattacks."

The company further assessed that the target was either intended to facilitate the gathering of information related to critical infrastructure assets or was likely a precursor to future activity.