Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh on last Thursday stated that the aim made by Chinese hackers to target electricity distribution centres near Ladakh was successfully shut off.
It was noticed that two attempts of cyberattack targeting the electricity distribution in the Union Territory were made by the hackers. He also claimed in front of the media that the last year between August and March, there were attempts by Chinese hackers to target electricity distribution centres near Ladakh but were not successful.
The minister further added that the Indian defence system has been strengthened more to counter future cyber-attacks.
As per the media reports, Chinese state-sponsored hackers had targeted the Indian electricity distribution centres near the Union Territory of Ladakh over the last eight months repetitively.