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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.