Cyber Attack In AP, TS Secretariats

The IT officials in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have taken measures to prevent their computers getting hacked. There were reports that the secretariats in both the states have been hacked.

Amaravati: Did two Telugu States became victims of WannaCry ransomware? Reports suggest that some of the computers in Andhra Pradesh Secretariat were attacked by ransomware. The officials are trying to identify the hacked computers. They have decided to change the hard discs of the attacked computers. In order to prevent the virus from spreading to other computers, officials are taking all the precautions needed.

There were reports on Tuesday that some of the computers in Telangana Secretariat were hacked. The State IT officials were immediately alerted to prevent damage by becoming the victim of Wannacry ransomware. They decided to shutdown the Secretariat server during night. A WattsApp group was formed with all departments IT heads in the government to exchange information and alert each other when needed.

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Cyber Warriors to check security problems

  • KTR stresses need to educate kids on threats

Hyderabad: Telangana IT and Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao has said teams of Cyber Warriors will be roped in to keep a tab on cyber attacks.  He expressed concern that cyber attacks have become a challenge and steps are on to check the daunting problem.

Participating in a national seminar on cyber security organized at HICC by Society for Cyberabad Security Council and Kens Exhibition on Tuesday, KTR said the state government has decided to press in Cyber Warrior teams to check the problem. He claimed that Telangana is the first state at national level that came up with a Cyber Security Policy to address the related problems. 

KTR stressed the need for educating children on cyber security at school level and help them enable to take on the related problems in future. “On being aware of the cyber security attacks, we have started taking stringent measures to control related crimes and bring down crimes.

The state government was giving top priority for cyber security and the machinery was asked to tackle the related problems, KTR said, adding there are many advantages with digital revolution. T-Hub has now become a platform for innovations and to transform new ideas into projects, he said.

-NSS

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