China accused of cyberattacks on Indian power grid

China has been accused of conducting a long-term cyber attack on India’s power grid, and has been implicated in cyber attacks against targets in Ukraine.

Cybersecurity firm Insikt Group found network intrusions at seven Indian State Load Dispatch Centers (SLDCs) that conduct real-time operations for grid control and electricity dispatch, according to a report released Wednesday. All seven SLDCs were located near the disputed India-China border in Ladakh.

Although one of the SLDCs had been previously targeted – in a 2020 incident that Insikt Group named RedEcho and credited to Beijing – the newly identified intrusions target an almost entirely different set of victims.

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Source: The Register