Indian government
officials last week confirmed that its Kudankulam nuclear power plant did come
under cyberattack.

The attack reported
to Indian authorities on September 3 by threat analyst Pukhraj Singh on
September, but the government did not confirm that the incident took place
until last week.

North
Korea
is the likely culprit, according to Avast, which conducted an
interview with Sing regarding his role in revealing the attack. Singh told Avast
he did not discover the attack, but worked with those who did and who wish to
remain anonymous.

The details
on what the cyberattack struck have not been released, but Singh did say extremely
mission critical targets were involved, however the Indian government stated
the plant’s control systems were not exposed as they are air gapped.