Cyberattack At AIIMS, Delhi.
Foreign hand in AIIMS severer crash?
What has happened? How the Cyberattack At AIIMS is possible?
On the morning of November 23, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences was hit by a cyberattack. Ransomware is malware designed to deny a user access to files. By encrypting files and demanding a reason for the decryption key, cyberattackers corner organizations into a position. the management of this leading medical institute said it was a ransomware attack that affected outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services, including smart lab, billing, report generation, appointment scheduling, etc.
So how much amount hackers have asked –
The extortion amount has not been disclosed yet and the hackers have reportedly left a protonmail address for AIIMS to connect with them.
Shifted to manual mode –
In a statement issued on the evening of November 23rd, the AIIMS administration said that all services were brought shifted to manual mode. Today, the National Informatics Centre’s hospital server used at AIIMS, New Delhi, was down. Due to this outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services, including smart lab, billing, report generation, appointment scheduling, etc. Have been affected. ” Eases are being taken to restore digital services and support is being sought from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team and the NIC.
Delhi police on Thursday filed an FIR for cyber terrorism and extortion to begin probing the hacking of AIIMS servers by foreign-based players. The FIR has been registered under 66F and 66 of the Information Technology Act and section 385 at IFSO, special cell.
I Indian Healthcare a hotspot for cybercrime –
The number of on the Indian healthcare industry was the second highest globally in the segment. With 7.7% of the attacks on healthcare being witnessed in the country in 2021, according to cyber security intelligence firm cloudSEK. ” After the US, India recorded the second highest number of attacks on the healthcare industry with a total of 7.7% of the attacks in 2021, The report said”.
Globally, cyberattacks against the healthcare industry rose by 95.35% in the first four months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. The pandemic has pushed the healthcare industry to optimize itself digitally and move to the cloud. During the pandemic, tech majors like Cisco India, CrowdStrike, Cyware, and Sophos India flagged the risk of cyberattacks in the healthcare sector, affecting virtual healthcare, teleconsultations, telemedicine, wearable technology, and email.