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Pakistan’s Power Utility K-Electric Suffered Ransomware Attack

Posted on Sep 15, 2020
Pakistan’s Power Utility K-Electric Suffered Ransomware Attack

After targeting numerous organizations globally, Netwalker has now aimed at Pakistan. Recently, Pakistan’s largest power supply company K-Electric fell victim to the Netwalker ransomware attack. 

Earlier this week, Pakistan’s power supply company K-Electric suffered a cyber attack. 

K-Electric (formerly Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC)) is a private entity responsible for managing the generation, transmission, and distribution, of energy to the customers. KE directly manages these responsibilities for the largest city and economic hub of Pakistan, Karachi. 

The news surfaced online recently when K-Electric disclosed the incident in a tweet via their official account.

As revealed, the attack didn’t affect KE’s power generation and supply systems, it did affect certain online services. For instance, customers may not download duplicate bills from their website, as this feature is still down at the time of writing this article.

According to the notice, the company has consulted with information security experts and local authorities over this incident. 

Besides this simple disclosure, K-Electric has not shared any further details of the incident.

Full article on https://latesthackingnews.com/2020/09/14/pakistans-power-utility-k-electric-suffered-ransomware-attack/

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