AIIMS Hospital / AIIMS-Delhi server remains down for 6th day, hackers demand ₹200 cr in crypto

Zoom News : Nov 28, 2022, 07:00 PM
Those who hacked the server of the country's largest government hospital AIIMS Delhi have demanded Rs 200 crore. Hackers have asked to make payment through cryptocurrency. Let us inform that the server of AIIMS was hacked on Wednesday i.e. 23 November by a ransomware attack.

Due to this the services of the hospital were badly affected. Patients coming to the OPD and IPD of the hospital are facing difficulties. Digital services like online appointment booking and teleconsultation were also affected due to the server outage. However, all these services are being run manually.

According to sources, there is a possibility of connection of international cybercrime in the data hack. Delhi Police has said that this is a matter related to cyber terror. FIR has been registered on Thursday. The server of Delhi AIIMS is down since 7 am on Wednesday, which could not be recovered even after about 48 hours. Due to this, patients are facing problems in online registration in the hospital.

3 lakh cyber attacks every month in the country

According to a recent report by IndusFace, there are about 3 lakh cyber attacks on the healthcare sector in India every month. These are the second most cyber attacks in the world. There are about half a million cyber attacks on the American health sector every month.

More cases found in 2021

There were at least 130 different ransomware active in 2020 and 30,000 groups of malware were found in the first half of 2021. which looked and operated identically. Out of these 100 ransomware are such that their activity never stops. Attackers are using a variety of methods, including well-known botnet malware and other remote access trojans (RATs), to deliver their ransomware to as many people as possible.

In most cases, they use new ransomware samples. However, Google says that there have been no ransomware attacks on any professional, education or customer's Chrome OS devices on its Google Chrome OS cloud-first platform.