Ransom ware attack of Rs. 200 crore at AIIMS, Delhi

Ransom ware attack of Rs. 200 crore at AIIMS, Delhi

As per the official report the system of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi have been hacked in last week and paralyzed for last 6 days. The data of 3–4 crore patients have been on verge to be breached and it has been feared that the breach data might have compromised by its malicious usage.

The ransom ware attack is being searched in by the Delhi Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN).

Demand of Rs.200 crore crypto currency:

Random hackers have allegedly demanded approximately Rs 200 crore of crypto-currency from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.

The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) division of the Delhi Police has lodged a case of extortion and cyber-terrorism.

The data of several VIPs, including former prime ministers, ministers, bureaucrats, and judges is stored with the hacked system.

Working at AIIMS Delhi:

Internet access has reportedly been out of action on hospital computers based on the recommendations of the investigating agencies.

As hackers have demanded around Rs 200 crore in crypto-currency, it might be in action after paying it on demand procedures.

The report cited that because the server was still down, patient care services in the emergency, outpatient, inpatient, and laboratory wings were managed manually.

The (National Informatics Centre) NIC e-hospital database and application servers are backed to their past procedure from online in the interim. Other e-hospital servers at AIIMS which are very necessary for the provision of hospital services are under scanning procedure and being cleaned up by the NIC team.

Actions taken with data base and servers:

The databases and applications have been identified for attacking and prepared for four physical servers set up for restoring e-hospital services.

In addition, the AIIMS network is being sanitized for near future working. Scanning activity is ongoing to 24 hours a day, thus twenty out of fifty servers have been scanned.

Antivirus solutions for servers and computers have been projected. The installation work has been completed to around 1,200 of the 5,000 computers available.

Question & Answer:

Q1. On which hospital’s system Ransom ware attack has been happened since last week?

Ans. AIIMS, Delhi

Q2. What is the full form of NIC and it comes under what?

Ans. NIC- National Informatics Centre and it is an Indian government department under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Q3. How much crore of crypto currencies have been demanded by hackers to free system of AIIMS, Delhi?

Ans. Rs. 200 crore 

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