AIIMS servers hacked, services being managed manually

According to sources, India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), Delhi Police, Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) representatives are probing the incident. The National Investigation Agency (NA) has also joined in the investigation, said sources.

Delhi Police have registered a case against unknown persons in the cyber-attack against AIIMS-Delhi servers which have been down for three days. After they came to know about the attack, the hospital authorities approached the south district police which then transferred the matter to the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of Delhi Police.

Earlier this year, a report by cyber threat intelligence CloudSEK said that the Indian healthcare industry has received the second highest cyber-attacks globally and they have compromised over 71 lakh records. “After the US, India recorded the second highest number of attacks on the healthcare industry with a total of 7.7 percent of the attacks in 2021,” the report said.

CloudSEK is among the companies that provide cyber threat intelligence to CERT-in – India’s nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents. Earlier this year, CERT-in said in its report that it has observed a 51% increase in ransomware incidents in the country in the first half of this year.

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