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J&K PDD falls prey to ‘cyber attack’

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department was at the receiving end of an alleged cyber-attack, forcing it to put off its major servers, officials said Friday.

Confirming the cyber-attack, Chief Engineer PDD Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmed was quoted as saying by local news agency KNO that on June 24, servers started misbehaving. “Our technical teams observed something fishy, that somebody was trying to enter into the website, so we have put down four major servers to prevent further loss of data. All other computers having customer data and billing records too have been shut.”

The Chief Engineer said that so far the data retrieved suggests that all data is safe. “We have 55 servers in Kashmir and 45 in Jammu. So far luckily, all data is safe,” he said.

He said the issue has been taken up with the Cyber Cell of the police. “Their teams came to our server station and suggested that we must put off the rest of the servers too.”

Senior Superintendent of Police, Cyber Cell, Tahir Ashraf confirmed the cyber-attack on the PDD servers and said that they have initiated a preliminary inquiry and will investigate the matter, the news agency reported.