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‘Ransomware Attack’ on Aims Delhi Server, Government Agencies Begin Investigation


Various government agencies are investigating the cyber security incident on the server of Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. Agencies support AIIMS in returning digital patient care services.

According to sources, a first information report (FIR) has been filed to investigate the matter.

The cyber security incident was reported on the server of AIIMS, Delhi on Wednesday which halted all digital outpatient and inpatient hospital services including smart lab, billing, reporting and appointment systems. -you.

“Today, the National Informatics Center eHospital server used at AIIMS, New Delhi was down due to the impact of outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services including smart lab, billing, reporting, appointment system, etc. All of these services are currently operating in manual mode,” AIIMS officials said Wednesday.

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Hospital authorities informed the police after learning of the incident. A National Informatics Center (NIC) team working at AIIMS speculated that it was a ransomware attack. “This may be a ransomware attack which is being reported and will be investigated by the relevant authorities,” the statement said.

According to sources, Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-IN), Delhi Police, Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Home Ministry officials ( MHA) are investigating the incident.

“Steps are being taken to restore digital services and support is being sought from India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and National Computer Center (NIC),” the statement added.

AIIMS officials said every effort was being made to restore affected services and prevent such attacks in the future. All hospital departments have been operating in manual mode for 24 hours.

“We hope to be able to restore the affected activities soon. In the meantime, all emergency and routine patient care services and laboratory services are manually managed,” AIIMS officials said.

(Edited by : Anouchka Sharma)

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