What's the news: The All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, was hit by a suspected ransomware attack on 23 November. Computer systems are down since Wednesday morning and all of the hospital services are running on manual mode since 7:30 pm, Hindustan Times reported. As of this (Thursday) morning, the servers still appear to be down, with the National Informatics Center (NIC) working on addressing the issue. https://twitter.com/hemantrajora_/status/1595649093199482880?s=20&t=hbZcbujBwUz1mrIMItVqxA Why does this matter: Not only is this cyberattack disrupting critical health services provided by AIIMS, but the data contained in the hospital's servers could be fatal in the wrong hands, given that AIIMS stores the personal health data of millions of patients, including VVIPs. https://twitter.com/hemantrajora_/status/1595382926291898368?s=20&t=92CASAKL1vc3QiNvTSNwcQ What we know about the attack: Services that are down: "The server for National Informatics Centre's eHospital being used at AIIMS, New Delhi was down due to which outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services including, smart lab, billing, report generation, appointment system etc., have been affected. All these services are running on manual mode currently," a Hindustan Times report stated. Ransomware attack: The report also states that NIC has identified it as a ransomware attack. "As per Cyber experts infected servers file had changed extensions so it is a Ransomware Attack and Hackers can misuse the data of the lakhs of the patients, raising a serious question on Cyber security of the country," Hemant Rajaura, Principal Correspondent with Hindustan Newspaper, tweeted. Backup also infected: "Hackers have not only breached the main data server of AIIMS but also the…
- Is age-verification the answer to protecting children from online harms? #NAMA March 30, 2023
- Here are 6 ways the Indian government is collecting your facial data March 30, 2023
- India’s telecom regulator Directs Telcos to Report Major Network Outages March 30, 2023
- No report available on economic cost of internet shutdowns in India: Telecom Dept in Parliament March 30, 2023
- MediaNama Daily: Fraud vs Fintech March 30, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Amazon announced that it will integrate its logistics network and SmartCommerce services with the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).
India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?
After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples
In the case of the ‘deemed consent' provision in the draft data protection law, brevity comes at the cost of clarity and user protection
The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...
Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...