Ransomware Attack Stems In Gujarat Affecting Government Office Computers

May 17, 2017 Author: Dushyant Goswami

As ransomware cyber attack continues, more networks of Gujarat government came under attack on the second day with virus spreading in many districts where government office computers were infected with virus.

On Tuesday, computers in government offices in Bharuch, Amreli, Patan, Ahmedabad and Anand were found infected with ransonware, forcing the state authorities to start upgrading their systems and networks by installing anti-virus softwares.

According to sources, various departments and agencies affected by the virus include the police stations, anti-corruption bureau network, collector offices, registrar offices, regional transport offices and civil hospitals in Gandhinagar and Godhara.

However, the government has asked all departments and agencies to use only GSWAN (Gujarat State Wide Area Network), a statewide IT network set up by the state.

So far, 137 complaints have been received by the government from departments and agencies regarding cyber attack on computers.

The state IT department and State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) have issued advisories to all departments and agencies to install a security patch and upgrade the systems before using them.

Meanwhile, no private company in the state has so far reported or complained of cyber intrusion in their respective networks.