Hackers steal 2.6 million Haryana power consumers’ data, demand $10 million ransom in BTC

For those like me who don’t automatically remember different systems:  26 lakh = 2.6 million, and 1 crore = USD $10 million.

Statesman News Service reports:

The billing data of over 26-lakh consumers with the  Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), one of the two power discoms in the state,  has been stolen and the hackers are demanding Rs. 1 crore in cryptocurrency, Bitcoins.


Sources said the cyber attack took place after midnight on March 21 with the hackers targeting the billing data of UHBVN consumers. With all billing information hacked,  hackers used the UHBVN computer screens to flash the message demanding Rs 1 crore in Bitcoins from the Haryana government to retrieve the data.

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