AIIMS-Delhi as server stays down for sixth day: Hackers demand Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency


2022-11-28 18:11:20

It is feared that data of around 3-4 crore patients could
Picture Supply : PTI It’s feared that knowledge of round 3-4 crore sufferers may have been compromised as a result of breach detected Wednesday morning.

AIIMS server hacked: Hackers have allegedly demanded an estimated Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi as its server remained out of order for the sixth consecutive day, official sources stated on Monday.

It’s feared that knowledge of round 3-4 crore sufferers may have been compromised as a result of breach detected Wednesday morning. Affected person care providers in emergency, outpatient, inpatient and laboratory wings are being managed manually because the server remained down, the sources stated.

The India Pc Emergency Response Staff (CERT-IN), Delhi Police and representatives of the Ministry of House Affairs are investigating the ransomware assault.

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A case of extortion and cyber terrorism was registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police on November 25.

Official sources stated web providers are blocked on computer systems on the hospital on the suggestions of the investigating businesses. The AIIMS server has saved knowledge of a number of VIPs, together with former prime ministers, ministers, bureaucrats and judges.

“Hackers have allegedly demanded round Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency,” one of many sources instructed PTI.

In the meantime, the NIC e-hospital database and utility servers for e-hospital have been restored. The NIC crew is scanning and cleansing an infection from different e-hospital servers positioned at AIIMS that are required for supply of hospital providers, an official supply stated.

4 bodily servers organized for restoring e-hospital providers have been scanned and ready for the databases and functions. Additionally, the AIIMS community sanitisation is in progress. Antivirus options have been organised for servers and computer systems. It has been put in on practically 1,200 out of 5,000 computer systems. Twenty out of fifty servers have been scanned and this exercise is ongoing 24×7, the supply stated.

“The complete sanitisation of the community is more likely to proceed for 5 extra days. Thereafter, e-hospital providers may be rolled out in a phased method. Affected person care providers together with emergency, outpatient, inpatient,laboratory and so forth providers are being continued on handbook mode,” the supply stated.

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