In major embarrassment to the Andhra Pradesh government, the state police network has been hacked by unknown hackers. The servers have been hacked subsequently the systems failed to start on Saturday morning.
This attack created disruption for the functioning of Police in the state. Around 25percent of the police network is not functional. The police networks in Chittoor, Vizianagaram, Guntur, Vishakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts are not yet operational. However, Director General of Police Sambashiva Rao announced that his computer was not hacked.
The systems have been hacked in Veppadu, Tirupati and Kalikuri police stations in Chittoor district. A Cybercrime case has been registered in Tirupati West Police Station. Around 18services in these police stations are unavailable due to hack. Police officials alerted network security experts who are trying to decode the issue and bring up the systems.
The virus attack was specific to windows operating system servers as the IBM OS systems are operational. The officials are alleging that network in Hyderabad has also been hacked.