NPCIL Admits Malware Attack

The NPCIL on Tuesday admitted of a malware attack on one of the computers in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), a public sector undertaking under the Department of Atomic Energy, however, added that the plant systems were not affected.

“Identification of malware in NPCIL system is correct. The matter was conveyed by CERT-In (Computer emergency response team) when it was noticed by them on September 4, 2019,” it said.

The matter was investigated immediately by experts of the Department of Atomic Energy which revealed that the infected computer belonged to a user who was connected in the Internet network used for administrative purposes.

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