Mumbai blackout: Nitin Raut insists on Chinese cyber attack angle; ‘human error’, says Union minister

Mumbai blackout: Nitin Raut insists on Chinese cyber attack angle; ‘human error’, says Union minister

Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut on Wednesday said that there was enough evidence suggesting that last year’s power outage in Mumbai could have been triggered by a cyber attack. Raut tabled the report of Maharashtra Cyber Cell on the October 12, 2020 Mumbai power outage in the Assembly today.

Talking to the media later, Nitin Raut said that the report shows intrusion of malware from China, UK and other places into the power-grid system. He said that crucial data was also stolen in the process.  

“SCADA unit that balances load dispatch as per supply and demand, shows the entry of 8 Trojan horse malware from China, UK & other places by breaking firewall. 8 GB of data was stolen,” Nitin Raut said.

“Our department won’t use any Chinese equipment from now on,” Nitin Raut said.

News Source: India Tv News

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