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Cyber attack on NHAI email server, 'prompt action' resulted in no data loss

The government had warned against a large-scale cyber attack against individuals and businesses earlier this month

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Press Trust of India 

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As a precaution, the Authority had shut down the server

The Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Monday said a took place on its email server on Sunday night but prompt action resulted in no data loss.

As a precaution, the Authority had shut down the server.

"A ransom ware attack on email server took place yesterday night. The attack was foiled by the security system and email servers were shut down from safety point of view," Chief General Manager, IT, Akhilesh Srivastava, said.

The system is restored now, Srivastava added.

"No data loss took place. data lake and other systems remained unaffected from this attack," he said.

The government had warned against a large-scale against individuals and businesses earlier this month.

India's cyber security nodal agency, CERT-In had issued an advisory warning that the potential phishing attacks could impersonate government agencies, departments and trade bodies that have been tasked to oversee disbursement of government fiscal aid.

The NHAI has been mandated the task to develop, maintain and manage Highways, the arterial roads of the country, for inter-state movement of passengers and goods.

First Published: Tue, June 30 2020. 01:45 IST
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