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Ransomware attack: West Bengal state power company's computers affected

It was not immediately clear what the police department did to secure its systems

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

The global ransomware attack has affected several computers of a state power distribution company in West Bengal but the central government computer system has largely escaped, officials said on Monday. State agencies that manage government websites and build supercomputers have installed security patches issued by Microsoft Corp. Federal Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters that there was no serious impact on India, with only isolated incidents in parts of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh states, and the government was monitoring the situation. However, West Bengal Power ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 04:42 IST