Russian Malware Planted From Nigerian Server Attack Indian Oil Systen |nigeria news today headlines update today

Russian Malware Planted From Nigerian Server Attack Indian Oil Systen

A Russian malware planted from a server in Nigeria was used for a recent cyber-attack on Oil India’s (OIL) system in Assam’s Duliajan, that had brought down the PSU major’s network, a top police official said on friday.

According to the newindianexpress. com, OIL system is yet to be fixed completely even after ten days of the incident, they added. A prime police official, WHO wished not to be named, told PTI that their investigations indicated the cyber attack was carried out from overseas.

He said: “We have found that a Russian malware was used in it. And somebody, individual or group, planted it from nigeria.”

“We are working out the details and also ascertaining whether or not it had been planned attack or a random one that hit OIL,” the official added. The cyber-attack took place on april ten on one among the workstation of geological and Reservoir department of OIL, but it was intimated by the IT department on april twelve.

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The OIL server, network and other related services were affected as a result. The cyber attacker had demanded $ 75,00,000 (over Rs fifty seven crore) as ransom through a note posted on the infected laptop. once contacted, OIL spokesperson, Tridiv Hazarika, told PTI that completely different government agencies were completing the investigation into the incident.

“Whether it’s a random virus attack or one by typical cyber criminals – domestic or international, we are going to know once investigation,” he said. Besides, state Police and Intelligence Bureau, experts from CERT-In and NCIIPC area unit serving to in the probe, he added. These 2 organisations deal with cyber-security related matters, including probing against hacking and phishing attacks.

Hazarika said: “The government is taking it terribly seriously and doing an intensive probe.” He said systems are being fixed phase-wise and many computers are already functioning.

Operations were not affected at any stage of the cyber-attack, the spokesperson added.

OIL had approached the Dibrugarh Police on april thirteen, that registered a case below section 385 of the Indian legal code (extortion) read with sections sixty six (dishonesty and fraudulence) and 66F (cyber terrorism) of the information Technology Act, 2000.

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