New Delhi: Days after an alleged ransomware attack that paralysed AIIMS online services, hackers allegedly attempted to hack apex health research body Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website, a government official said. However, the attempts have been foiled.
Hackers allegedly tried to breach the website of the apex health research body ICMR but their attempts have been foiled, according to a government official.
The hackers appears to be from Hong Kong and they attemped to attack IMCR’s website around 6000 times in 24 hours on November 30, according to the official.
“The contents of the ICMR website are safe. The site is hosted at NIC Data Centre, hence the firewall is from NIC which they regularly update. The attack has been prevented successfully,” the official told PTI.
Cyber Attack at AIIMS Delhi
Recently, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, received a demand from a group of hackers for an estimated Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency as a result of the server’s continued dysfunction.
According to sources, the hack could have affected the data of close to 3 to 4 crore patients.
As the server remained down, the AIIMS apparently managed critical emergency services, outpatient, inpatient, patient care, and laboratory wings manually.
On November 25, the Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit filed a case of cyberterrorism and extortion against hackers for interfering with AIIMS services and hacking its server.
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