Ransome Hackers demands six Bitcoins for restoration of AP and TS power utilities

Vastavam web: Hackers, who attacked the websites of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state power utilities, have demanded six Bitcoins (nearly Rs 20 lakh) as ransom to give description key to restore the sites, police said on Friday. Normally the attackers leave a link for paying ransom. In this case the websites were restored to normalcy even before they sent the link. We are continuing our investigation,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crimes) KCS Raghu Vir said.

Srinivas said the websites and systems are managed by TCS and experts from the IT giant have flown in to restore them. “Our website is open now. There is no harm to the data. Our servers are secured,” he said.