The server of the Union Transport ministry's arm National Highways
Authority of India (NHAI) was attacked by a malware June 28th night, according
to sources in the Authority based in Dwarka Subcity in the National capital.
NHAI has clarified
that the attack was foiled, and no data loss took place
When the malware attacked the email server of the authority, it may have
also impacted the huge pool of data on highways and confidential information
over the past decade, sources said. However, NHAI has clarified that the attack
was foiled, and no data loss took place.
“A ransomware attack on NHAI email server took place on June 28th night.
The attack was foiled by the security system and email servers were shut down
from safety point of view. The system has been restored now. No data loss took
place. NHAI Data lake and other systems remained unaffected from this attack,”
according to a NHAI spokesperson.
Before he removes
the malware, the hacker demands a ransom
Ransomware is a type of cyberattack where the hacker tries to infect a
server with a type of malware that renders users of the server unable to access
key files. Before he removes the malware and lets users regain access to their
data and devices, the hacker then demands a ransom.