Tata Power, a leading power generation company in India, has confirmed that it has been hit by a cyber attack.
In a brief statement released Friday, the Mumbai-based company said the attack affected some of its IT systems.
“The company has taken steps to recover and restore the systems. All critical operational systems are functioning; however, as a measure of lavish precautions, limited access and preventive controls have been put in place for portals and contact points for employees and customers,” it said in its Submit (PDF) with local scholarships.
Tata Power did not share any further details about the case. At londonbusinessblog.com’s request, a PR representative declined to answer questions about the nature of the attack and its impact on the organization, and declined to say whether any data was stolen. “As stated in the statement, the company has taken steps to recover and restore the systems. All critical operational systems are functioning,” said the representative.
The company generates, ships and sells power in the South Asian nation and want to double clean energy share in its portfolio to 60% in five years, from about a third now, with a target to be net zero by 2045. claims have an installed and managed electricity generation capacity of 13,974 MW, the highest in the country.
In the recent past, Tata Power has also expressed interest in growing its business through solar and rooftop microgrids, storage solutions, solar pumps, EV charging infrastructure and home automation. The company serves more than 12 million consumers through its distributors.
The Indian government has emphasized the cybersecurity of the country’s nationwide electricity grid like a challenge in its public statements. A report from US cybersecurity firm Recorded Future in April so-called that Chinese state-sponsored hackers had targeted India’s energy sector in a long-term project. India’s foreign ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi responded to that report, saying the country had not raised the issue with China, according to a media report. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has denied the allegations.