The Telegraph
Wednesday , June 28 , 2017

GSTN safe from malware attack: CEO

New Delhi, June 28 (Agencies): The private company that is to be the IT backbone of the Goods & Services Tax regime said it has not been affected by the ransomware attack that has spread from Europe to the Asia-Pacific region.

”We have taken all care and there is nothing to worry about. Our system is run on Linux software and all data are safe and operations are going on smoothly,” Prakash Kumar, chief executive of GST Network, told PTI.

India will switch to the GST regime from July 1, and GSTN expects to be handling data of over three billion invoices per month.

Kumar said GSTN has taken all necessary precautions to prevent such ransomware attacks and all data are safe.

Over 6.6 million assesses under excise, service tax and value-added tax have enrolled on the GSTN portal.

Non-government financial institutions have a 51 per cent stake in GSTN, with the rest shared by the federal and state governments and the empowered committee of state financial ministers.



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