India officially responds over cyber attack on largest and most advanced Nuclear Power Plant
NEW DELHI - India officially responds over cyber attack on largest and most advanced Nuclear Power Plant.
India on Tuesday denied that its largest nuclear powerplant – the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant – was hacked, a day after news erupted that the power station had suffered a cyberattack, reported *The Diplomat.* link
A statement was issued that said the report regarding the cyberattack was, “false information… being propagated (sic) on the social media platform, electronic and print media”.
R Ramdoss, the training superintendent and information officer at the plant claimed that the “Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) and other Indian nuclear power plants control systems are stand-alone and are not connected to the outside cyber network and internet”.
“Any cyberattack on the Nuclear Power Plant Control System is not possible. Presently, KKNPP Unit-1 and 2 are operating at 1000MW and 600MW respectively without any operational or safety concerns,” the statement alleged.
Earlier, a report stated that the North Korea-linked Lazarus Group may have been responsible for the intrusion.