US Congressman urges President Joe Biden to 'stand by India' in Mumbai cyberattack case
Washington: A day after it was reported that the Mumbai power outage in 2020 was a likely Chinese cyber attack, which took place amid the India-China border tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a top US Congressman has called for a probe into the incident and urged US president Joe Biden to stand by India.
"The US must stand by our strategic partner and condemn China's dangerous cyber-attack on India's grid, which forced hospitals to go on generators in the midst of a pandemic," Congressman Frank Pallone said in a tweet on Monday.
"We cannot allow China to dominate the region through force and intimidation," Pallone tweeted, a day after Recorded Future, a Massachusetts-based company that studies the use of the internet by state actors, said a Chinese government-linked group of hackers targeted India's critical power grid system through malware, amidst the tense border tension between the two nations.
The US State Department said it is aware of these reports.