A probe into the hacking of AIIMS servers is underway, and sources suggest that the conspiracy may have been hatched in Hong Kong, China’s special administrative region.
ABP News reported on Friday that Union Minister of State for Information Technology Rajeev Chandrashekhar said the recent case of server hacking at AIIMS is not a minor incident and appears to have been orchestrated.
CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team), NIA, and the police are investigating the AIIMS server hack case. The government will introduce a Digital Data Protection Bill in the budget session to ensure the privacy of citizens’ data.
Infected servers have been sent to the Central Forensic Lab for analysis. This matter has not yet been officially disclosed by the Delhi Police. The hackers are likely based outside of the country, according to sources.
Regarding the server hack case, the Union Home Ministry called a high-level meeting.
A high-level meeting convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs included members of the Intelligence Bureau, the National Investigation Agency, the National Investigation Agency, the Delhi Police, and representatives of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
In the meeting, NIC officials reported that the AIIMS server would be restored soon.
As the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, server was rendered, hackers allegedly demanded around Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency. The breach may have compromised the data of between 3 and 4 crore patients.
A terrorist angle may be investigated by the NIA, according to reports. The AIIMS server also contains information on VVIPs, which may be vulnerable after the cyber attack, according to previous reports.
The investigating agencies have recommended suspending internet service at AIIMS.
CERT-In, Home Ministry officials, and Delhi Police teams are investigating the ransomware attack. A case of cyber terrorism and extortion has been registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police on November 25.