The India’s National Electronics Technology Authority (NEDA) has issued a notice to the state government in Maharashtra asking it to take steps to investigate and report back to the authorities if the hacked intercom systems of the houses are hacked.
The notice came after the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Sunday that it had received information that some of the intercoms were hacked and that they had not been functioning as intended.
According to the NEDA, all the houses in the state were vulnerable to hacking and the NDRF had received a report that one of the computers in the house had been infected with malware.
The NEDAs website has also stated that the hack had not occurred on the state’s borders and it was not the fault of the state authorities.
NEDMumbai chief secretary Shashank Manohar told the news agency ANI that the hacking of the devices was “not just limited to the Mumbai Metropolitan area”.
The NDRFs warning came as the state was already reeling from a series of cyber attacks and attacks in recent months.
It was reported that a number of banks and other organisations in the city were hacked over the past couple of months and it has become a common theme in recent times for cyber attacks.
The Maharashtra government has taken steps to ensure the safety of its residents and the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) has also issued an advisory to its residents to stay indoors.
It has also asked people not to leave their homes.
The government had also decided to launch a mobile phone number-matching service and had also begun offering a cash payment system, which will enable people to pay for things like food, medicines, utilities and even bills.
The country is still reeling from the devastating floods in Uttarakhand, which killed over 1,400 people.
The floods also triggered widespread looting and widespread panic among people in the affected areas.
India has witnessed a series, of cyberattacks and attacks on the country, most of which have been blamed on the United States and the Indian government.
In May, a Russian cybercriminal, identified only as Pavel, was arrested in Mumbai for his alleged role in the attack on the Russian embassy.