As per the complaint, it was a ‘ransomware attack’ and was detected on March 21, when the MIDC’s applications went down at 11 pm.
The servers are hosted in the MIDC headquarters in Mumbai.
“The ransomware ‘SYNack’ impacted the applications and database servers hosted on Cloud DC and DR (ESDS) and local servers hosted at MIDC HQ in
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Ransomware is a type of malware that threatens to publish the victim’s data or block access to it unless a ransom amount is paid.
A case has been registered under various sections of the Information Technology Act (
This is not the first time that a state server has come under a cyber attack. Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut had informed a few months ago that the major power cut across Mumbai in October 2020 could also be a possible