Delhi AIIMS Cyber Attack By Chinese; data from 5 servers retrieved

Chinese hackers carried out the server attack on the computer server of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.

According to the senior government source, the data in the five servers have been successfully retrieved now.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) source said, “AIIMS Delhi server attack was by the Chinese, FIR details that the attack had originated from China. Of 100 servers (40 physical and 60 virtual), five physical servers were successfully infiltrated by the hackers. The damage would have been far worse but is now contained. Data in the five servers have been successfully retrieved now.”

Earlier on 23 November the servers of the AIIMS Delhi failed and to look after the servers two of the analysts were deployed.

Meanwhile, the alleged breach of cyber security securities has also been suspended after the incident.

“The eHospital data has been restored on the servers. The network is being sanitized before the services can be restored. The process is taking some time due to the volume of data and a large number of servers/computers for the hospital services. Measures are being taken for cyber security,” AIIMS authorities said.

The statement further stated, “All hospital services, including outpatient, in-patient, laboratories, etc continue to run on manual mode.”

Moreover, an investigation into the attack on the computer system at AIIMS Delhi was launched by a special cell of Delhi Police.

However, in the service, a team of the Central Forensic Lab (CFSL) has been pressed to identify the source of the malware attack.

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