Religare Securities has suffered a virus attack of medium severity but its systems, operations and sensitive client information were secure and unaffected, it said on Monday.
Religare, a medium-sized brokerage, added the attack had been "proactively handled" and that "necessary damage control steps" had been initiated.
A company source told Reuters Religare had been a victim of a cyber attack that had affected its servers in the morning, and that at least some of the internal IT systems at the brokerage had been shut down.
A Religare spokesman declined to give more specific details, and said the company continued to assess the situation.
Last month, operations at one of three terminals at India`s largest container port JNPT, near the commercial hub of Mumbai, was disrupted by a global ransomware attack.
The spokesman said the brokerage did not yet know whether the virus attack had been the result of a similar ransomware attack.
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