The India Computer Emergency Response Team, Delhi police and representatives of the home ministry are investigating the ransomware attack
The AIIMS server has stored data of several VIPs, including former PMs and judges. File pic/AFP
Hackers have allegedly demanded an estimated Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, as its server remained out of order for the sixth day, official sources said on Monday.
It is feared that data of around 3-4 crore patients could have been compromised due to the breach detected Wednesday morning. Patient care services in emergency, outpatient, inpatient and laboratory wings are being managed manually as the server remained down, the sources said.
The India Computer Emergency Response Team, Delhi police and representatives of the home ministry are investigating the ransomware attack. A case of extortion and cyber terrorism was registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit of the Delhi police on November 25.
Sources said internet services are blocked on computers. The AIIMS server has stored data of several VIPs, including former prime ministers, ministers, bureaucrats and judges. “The full sanitisation of the network is likely to continue for five more days. Thereafter, e-hospital services can be rolled out in a phased manner,” the source said.
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