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Data Security Breach at Alkem Laboratories

January 13, 2024

Alkem Laboratories, a major pharmaceutical company, acknowledged a cybersecurity incident that resulted in a fraudulent transfer of $6.2M from one of its subsidiaries. The breach involved compromising the business email IDs of some employees at the subsidiary, though the exact details of the security breach were not disclosed by Alkem.

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Ransomware Attack at Bira 91, Indian Craft Beer brand.

March 17, 2024

On March 22, Indian craft beer brand Bira 91 was attacked by ransomware group BianLian.
Despite absence of an official statement from the company, reports indicate potential data exposure encompassing sensitive information concerning finance, human resources and proprietary recipes.

The absence of stringent disclosure laws in India, particularly in non-regulated industries such as manufacturing and healthcare, leaves customers vulnerable to data breaches without adequate notification or recourse.

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Wannacry Affects Operations at Several Renault Plants

May 12, 2017

Global cyberattack caused widespread disruption including stoppages at several of Renault-Nissan sites. Renault and its Japanese partner are the only major car manufacturers so far to have reported production problems resulting from Friday’s WannaCry ransomware worm attack that spread to more than 150 countries.

The cyber attack halted or reduced the output of at least five Renault sites over the weekend. Besides Douai, they included a van plant in Sandouville, France; a small-car plant in Slovenia; the no-frills Dacia plant in Pitesti, Romania; and a factory shared with Nissan in Chennai, India.

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Petya Ransomware Attack Affects Operations at Terminal of India’s Largest Container Port JNPT

June 27, 2017

Operations at one of the three terminals of India’s largest container port JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) were impacted on Tuesday night as a fallout of the global ransomware attack, which crippled some central banks and many large corporations in Europe. AP Moller-Maersk, one of the affected entities globally, operates the Gateway Terminals India (GTI) at JNPT, which has a capacity to handle 1.8 million standard container units.

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Ransomware Attack at Large Indian Paint Manufacturer, Kansai Nerolac.

August 20, 2023

Kansai Nerolac Ltd., among India’s largest paint manufacturing companies, reported a ransomware incident. In a statement to exchanges, Kansai Nerolac informed that a cyberattack occurred on Sunday, wherein the company’s IT infrastructure was targeted by a ransomware attack. “This has affected a few systems. We would like to assure you that the technical team of the company along with a specialised team of cybersecurity experts and the management responded promptly and initiated necessary precautions and protocols to mitigate the impact of this incident,” the statement read.

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Hackers Target Indian Defense Explosives Manufacturing Contractor, Solar Industries Limited India.

January 21, 2023

The parent company of a private defence ministry contractor manufacturing explosives, Solar Industries Limited India, has been the target of a ransomware attack, a government official said, in an incident that experts said could pose a threat to security if documents were leaked. “The government is investigating the extent of the data compromised and the source of the attack.” an official familiar with the matter said, asking not to be named. The official could not confirm if a ransom demand had been made so far, or whether data was stolen by the attackers.

A listing on the dark web by a group that calls itself Black Cat (Alphv) claimed to have stolen two terabytes of data. BlackCat published images of the stolen documents and pictures taken from the company’s security cameras as proof of the hack. The claims, however, could not be independently verified by HT.

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Ransomware Attack at Indian MPPMC Power Company

May 22, 2023

Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company (MPPMC) which oversees the management of electricity in the state has been hit by ransomware attack. The state-run entity said on Sunday that it has approached police after a ransomware attack on May 22 that crippled its internal information technology system used for communication among its different functionaries.

A source familiar with the incident told PTI that those behind the ransomware attack had not sought money as yet but had provided email IDs to contact them.

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Cyberattack Disrupts Systems at Infosys McCamish Systems

November 3, 2023

Infosys McCamish Systems, a subsidiary of India-based IT services giant Infosys Ltd. (NYSE: INFY), experienced a cyberattack. The company reported the incident in a regulatory filing on 3 November.

“Infosys McCamish Systems (IMS), a subsidiary of Infosys BPM Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Infosys Limited), has become aware of a cybersecurity event resulting in non-availability of certain applications and systems in IMS,” according to the filing.

“Data protection and cybersecurity are of utmost importance to us,” the statement continued. “We are working with a leading cybersecurity products provider to resolve this at the earliest and have also launched an independent investigation with them to identify potential impact on systems and data.”

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