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AIIMS Delhi Servers Shut- Cryptocurrency Worth Rs 200 Crore Demanded by Hacker

  • Posted on November 28, 2022
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  • By Akta Yadav
As the world gets more and more hi-tech in all spheres of life it gets similarly advanced in the way ransoms and thefts are executed. The recent example of hacking of servers of AIIMS, Delhi shows that the hackers are the most advanced ones even in the use of cryptocurrency. It has been reported that the hackers have demanded an estimated Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency in order to free the seizure of the servers of AIIMS. The shutdown of servers has resulted in compromised data of approximately 3-4 crore patients.  

According to the sources, patient care services in the emergency, outpatient, inpatient, and laboratory wings are being managed manually because the server is down for the last six days.

  AIIMS Delhi Servers Shut- Cryptocurrency Worth Rs 200 Crore Demanded by Hacker A case of extortion and cyberterrorism has been filed by the Delhi Police's Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) division and  Delhi Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the India Computer Emergency Response Team are all looking into the ransomware attack (CERT-IN).   Official sources claim that hospital computers' internet access has reportedly been disabled at the recommendation of the investigating agencies.   Former Prime Ministers, Ministers, bureaucrats, and judges are just a few of the VIPs whose data is stored on the AIIMS server. According to one of the sources, hackers have allegedly demanded about Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency. Read More Related Topic :   In the interim, the NIC e-hospital database and application servers have been recovered. According to a reliable source, the NIC team is sanitizing other AIIMS-based e-hospital servers that are necessary for the provision of medical services.   Four physical servers that were set up to restore e-hospital services have had their databases and applications scanned and prepared.   Additionally, the AIIMS network sanitization is ongoing. There are organized antivirus programs for computers and servers. On nearly 1,200 of the 5,000 computers, it is installed. According to the source, twenty out of fifty servers have been scanned, and this work is ongoing around-the-clock.   "It will take an additional five days to completely disinfect the network. After that, e-hospital services can be introduced gradually. Emergency, outpatient, inpatient, laboratory, and other patient care services are still provided in manual mode "said the source.
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