Tamil Nadu Police website restored following $20,000 ransomware attack

  • Cybercriminals, allegedly based in South Korea, hacked Tamil Nadu’s police site and accessed a face recognition system database containing offender details.
  • The breach disrupted various e-services, including online complaints and access to investigation statuses.
  • While the forthcoming Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 could impose significant penalties for such breaches, exemptions may allow Tamil Nadu Police to avoid repercussions.
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