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  • State-sponsored Chinese hacker groups had targeted various Indian power centres
  • But these groups have been thwarted after government cyber agencies warned it about their activities. 
  • While the government refused to confirm or deny a New York Times report, based on a U.S. cyber security firm’s claim that the Mumbai power outage in October 2020 was part of a coordinated cyber attack by China
  • Said it has suffered “no data breach” as a result of the threat.
  • Specifically naming the Chinese group “Red Echo”, which has been identified in the U.S. company Recorded Future’s report as responsible for the Mumbai outage, officials said they had been warned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MEITy’s) Cyber Emergency Response Team-In (India) (CERT-in) about the threat from malware called “ShadowPad” in November 2020.