The malware attack impacted nearly 2,000 broadband modems, where subscribers had not changed default password "admin".
"The situation has been addressed to a great extent. We are advising customers that they should immediately change their passwords, and they should not be worried about using broadband once they have done that", BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.
He said that the malware has not impacted BSNL's core network, billing or any other system.
Shrivastava said that during the attack, malware was changing the passwords of users (those who were using admin as a password) and so the affected modems were unable to log in.
This attack occurred earlier this week, he said, adding BSNL call centers were proactively reaching out to users to alert them, and advise them about precautionary measures.
News Source: Money ControlLast modified on Tuesday, 26 September 2017