Malicious Software attacks TS, AP power utilities

Vastavam web: A malicious software has attacked the computer systems of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh State power utilities, police said Thursday. All the servers were down, and work has begun to rectify the glitch, which would be restored perhaps by Friday, they said. ‘Ransomware’ has attacked the systems, police said. It is a malicious software that enters the victim’s computer system, and the attackers threaten to publish the data or block access to it unless a ransom is paid.

A staff of the Power Distribution Company of Telangana received a mail from an unknown person and the staff inadvertently clicked on it and the virus attack took over the entire systems, they said. “We have registered an FIR and are investigating,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crimes) KCS Raghu Vir said.