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Ransomware Attack At AIIMS Delhi, Hackers Demand Huge Cryptocurrency

The server of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has been down for about 6 days now. Hackers are allegedly asking for Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency from the institute.

It is said that the alleged hacking have compromised with the data of approx 3 to 4 crore patients.

As per the sources, as the server was continuously down, the patient care services in emergency, laboratory wings, outpatient and inpatient were done manually.

The Delhi Police along with the India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) and Ministry of Home Affairs are working together to look into the ransomware attack.

A case of alleged extortion and cyberterrorism has been registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO).

The investigating agencies have suggested to disable the internet access in the hospital computers amid the ongoing cyberattack.

Apart from the data of random patients, data of several ministers including former prime ministers, judges and bureaucrats have also been compromised.

“Hackers have allegedly demanded around Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency,” a source told media.

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) e-hospital database and application servers have come back online meanwhile. Other e-hospital servers at AIIMS that are vital for the arrangement of hospital services are being checked and cleaned by the NIC.

Also, along with the cleaning of the AIIMS network all antivirus solutions for the computers and servers have been arranged. It has been entered in about 1,200 out of 5,000 computers and 20 out of fifty servers have been scrutinized and this all is going 24 hours and seven days every week.

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