The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited has confirmed news of malware on the administrative network of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, says a Wednesday report by Ars Technica. The malware has been attributed to the , Ars Technica said.
In a release cited by the publication, NPCIL Associate Director A. K. Nema said, "The matter was conveyed by CERT-In when it was noticed by them on September 4, 2019." CERT-In is India's National Computer Emergency Response Team. Nema added that the matter was immediately investigated by India's Department of Atomic Energy.
"The investigation revealed that the infected PC belonged to a user who was connected in the internet-connected network for administrative purposes. The networks are being continuously monitored," Nema said in the release.
Nema didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.