Twitter was filled with speculation of a cyber attack taking down the plant's systems. Officials at the power plant said its systems are not linked to the outer internet and are safe.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has denied that it was the target of a cyber attack. It said clarifying that its network is stand alone and is not connected to the outer internet.
In a statement, an officer of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant said, "No! Cyber attack on the Nuclear Power Plant Control System is not possible." The statement was released hours after Twitter went abuzz with reports of a cyber attack at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.
Some reports pointed to a variant of a virus known as 'DTrack RAT' having infected the systems at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. In a statement issued on Tuesday (October 29), the power plant, located off the Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, denied the reports.
R Ramdoss, training superintendent and information officer at the power plant, said to media that some false information is being propagated on the social media platform, electronic and print media with reference to the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant .
He added that Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) and other Indian Nuclear Power Plants Control Systems are stand alone and not connected to any other cyber network and Internet outside. Any cyber attack on the Nuclear Power Plant Control System is not possible and presently, KKNPP Unit-1 &2 are operating at 1000 MWe and 600 MWe respectively without any operational or safety concerns, he said.
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Last Updated Oct 29, 2019, 7:03 PM IST