Delhi News: Hackers Locked Aiims Data, Demanded Money To Unlock It

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Hackers from Hong Kong have locked (encrypted) the entire data of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Also, threatened that he can unlock (decrypted) the data. There is no such software in any market in the world which can unlock the data. If an attempt is made to unlock any data, the entire data of AIIMS will be destroyed.

Hackers have said that the sooner the money is received, the sooner the data will be unlocked. This disclosure has come from the secret report given by Dr. Pooja Gupta, Professor in-charge of Computer Facility, to the Delhi Police regarding the cyber attack. On the other hand, Delhi Police has added ICP section 385 (extortion) to the FIR for demanding money from the hackers. However, Delhi Police spokesperson Suman Nalwa issued an official statement a few days ago that money has not been sought from the hackers.

Hackers had cyber-attacked the AIIMS server at 7.7 minutes and 49 seconds on the morning of 23 November with two emails. After this, the main server and application server of AIIMS was completely stalled. According to a senior AIIMS official, the secret report states that all the files (data) of AIIMS have been kept safe in a folder with RSA-2048 software. Hackers have said that how much money to pay will depend on repairing the data. The sooner the money is received, the sooner the data will be unlocked. As soon as the money is received, the key to unlock the data will be sent to the IT department of AIIMS.

Do not use third party software
Hackers have warned not to use third party software to unlock the data. If this is done then all the data will be lost. Their program will repair all the files in a matter of minutes and the servers will be back to normal. NIC has also been informed in this matter in AIIMS.

If patients coming for treatment in AIIMS want to get information about vacant beds sitting at home, then they may have to wait till the new year. Online services have been badly affected after the cyber attack in AIIMS. Also, new services that were supposed to start by January 1 have also been put on hold for a long time.

Even after 17 days on Friday, the online services of AIIMS could not be fully restored. The situation of connecting the server with the central service remains the same. In this case, the Patient Care Dashboard service can be started only after the online service is started. Senior doctors of AIIMS say that efforts are being made to start online services first. It may take a week or two to recover. It may be mentioned that a decision was taken to start the Patient Care Dashboard from December 25 to provide information about the patients admitted in the wards, emergency and other places of AIIMS. This was to be made available on the AIIMS website under the orders of AIIMS Director Dr. M. Srinivas.
it will be convenient

After the launch of the dashboard service, patients will be able to get information about vacant and full beds in all general and private wards sitting at home. Apart from this, live information about patient admission and waiting in emergency department, footfall in OPD, new and follow-up OPD patients, status of radio diagnostics, X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, DSA etc. information on venting and other tests will be available. .

These services will also be affected
ICU with facial recognition

The service of real time monitoring in the emergency department of AIIMS will be affected. The AIIMS director issued an order to implement real-time monitoring of patient care equipment in emergency, including monitors, ventilators, infusion pumps and some ICUs that are not connected to the central charting. Also, said that from January 1, all ICUs will have a single entry and exit which will be controlled by facial recognition-based systems, but it is expected to take more time to start these facilities due to server failure.

Possible delay in facility of e-casualty
E-Casualty and ELCU charting facility in AIIMS was to be implemented on all red and yellow area beds and ICUs of the Emergency Department from April 1, 2023. These services are also likely to be postponed further.

Delay in tele-call center also
A tele-call center facility was also to be made operational by December 31. The attendants of patients admitted in ICU will be benefited by this service. There is also a possibility of delay in this.

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Hackers from Hong Kong have locked (encrypted) the entire data of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Also, threatened that he can unlock (decrypted) the data. There is no such software in any market in the world which can unlock the data. If an attempt is made to unlock any data, the entire data of AIIMS will be destroyed.

Hackers have said that the sooner the money is received, the sooner the data will be unlocked. This disclosure has come from the secret report given by Dr. Pooja Gupta, Professor in-charge of Computer Facility, to the Delhi Police regarding the cyber attack. On the other hand, Delhi Police has added ICP section 385 (extortion) to the FIR for demanding money from the hackers. However, Delhi Police spokesperson Suman Nalwa issued an official statement a few days ago that money has not been sought from the hackers.

Hackers had cyber-attacked the AIIMS server at 7.7 minutes and 49 seconds on the morning of 23 November with two emails. After this, the main server and application server of AIIMS was completely stalled. According to a senior AIIMS official, the secret report states that all the files (data) of AIIMS have been kept safe in a folder with RSA-2048 software. Hackers have said that how much money to pay will depend on repairing the data. The sooner the money is received, the sooner the data will be unlocked. As soon as the money is received, the key to unlock the data will be sent to the IT department of AIIMS.

Do not use third party software

Hackers have warned not to use third party software to unlock the data. If this is done then all the data will be lost. Their program will repair all the files in a matter of minutes and the servers will be back to normal. NIC has also been informed in this matter in AIIMS.

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