Hackers ask Rs 200 Cr in crypto for restoring AIIMS-Delhi data
Hackers have allegedly demanded around Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi as its server still remained out of order for the sixth consecutive day.
The AIIMS network sanitisation is in progress. Antivirus solutions have been organised for servers and computers. It has been installed on nearly 1,200 out of 5,000 computers. 20 out of 50 servers have been scanned and this activity is ongoing 24x7.
The India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Delhi Police and representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs are investigating the ransomware attack. It is said that data of around 3-4 crore patients could have been compromised due to the breach. A case of extortion and cyber terrorism was registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police.
Patient care services in emergency, outpatient, inpatient and laboratory wings are being managed manually as the server remained down. It is said that internet services are blocked on computers at the hospital on the recommendations of the investigating agencies.
Meanwhile, the NIC e-hospital database and application servers for e-hospital have been restored. The NIC team is scanning and cleaning infection from other e-hospital servers located at AIIMS which are required for delivery of hospital services. Four physical servers arranged for restoring e-hospital services have been scanned and prepared for the databases and applications.
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