A solar-powered farm in eastern India is being stolen from its owner, who says it was the victim of a cyberattack.
The solar farm, owned by a solar-systems company called SolarWinds, is located on the outskirts of the city of Pune.
Its owner says it had been damaged by a hack, which has been traced to a group known as “Sudra”.
Sudras attacks are usually carried out via social media.
The latest incident took place on Saturday, when a message was sent to a number of people from the SolarWind’s social media accounts.
The message claimed to be from the “Suda team”, and said it had stolen the farm and “had started to construct an industrial zone” near Pune to manufacture solar panels.
The message claimed that it had sent several emails to the Solarwinds’ social media channels, and it was likely the group had already started to assemble the farm.
The farm is expected to be fully operational within three weeks.
According to the owner of the farm, the group that has attacked the farm had also been sent a number to a company called ‘Vinay Kaul’.
Kaul had been one of the founders of SolarWind and a solar technology expert who was instrumental in the successful development of the solar-power sector.
Kaul said that he had been informed by SolarWind about the attack and had asked the company to immediately investigate.
“I am waiting for their response to the email, which will hopefully take care of this issue,” he said.
The farm is a part of Solar Wind’s Pune-based solar power park and is expected in the next two to three weeks to be operational, he said, adding that he was confident that the farm would be fully operating within three to four weeks.
Sudras is a relatively new group which claims to be a cyber-crime group that targets “internet companies”.
The group has also been active in cyber attacks on major corporations such as Visa, Google and Walmart.
The group’s members have been known to take credit for various cyber-attacks.