Cyber Attack against Indian Nuclear installation exposed national security?
ISLAMABAD -Twitter went abuzz with reports of a cyber attack at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The unverified reports pointed to a variant of a virus known as 'DTrack RAT' having infected the systems at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
A report by news agency IANS from earlier month saying that one of the two power reactors at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant had suspended operations was linked by Twitter users to this alleged cyber attack.
The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the most powerful such station in India, has denied that it was the target of a cyber attack, clarifying that its network is "stand alone" and is not connected to the outer internet. "Any cyber attack on the Nuclear Power Plant Control System is not possible," an information officer for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant said in a statement, India today has reported.
Reacting to the social media posts, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor called for an explanation from the government. "This seems very serious. If a hostile power is able to conduct a cyber attack on our nuclear facilities, the implications for India's national security are unimaginable.
The Government owes us an explanation," Tharoor, who heads the parliamentary standing committee on information technology, said in a tweet