Malware in the Nuclear Power Corporation of India system isolated says DAE

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Identification of malware in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) system is correct said the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on October 30th, 2019.

The DAE also said that the matter was conveyed by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) when it was noticed by them on September 4, 2019. It also said that the matter was immediately investigated by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) specialists. The investigation revealed that the infected PC belonged to a user who was connected in the internet-connected network used for administrative purposes.

DAE has stressed that this is isolated from the critical internal network and the networks are being continuously monitored. It also added that the investigation was undertaken by the department also confirms that the plant systems at the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited are not affected.

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