According to PTI, hackers at the AIIMS Delhi, whose system has been down for 6 days straight, have allegedly demanded Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency.
The authorities could not access information on thousands of patients, including Several VIPs, former prime ministers, ministers, bureaucrats, judges, and many diplomats.
The security breach was detected on 23rd November. According to sources, senior Home Ministry and IT ministry officials collaborated with National Informatics Centre (NIC) technicians to stop the ransomware attack that wiped out the medical records on the hospital’s primary and backup servers.
The risk is much greater than it is possible to imagine, especially in light of the use of the coronavirus pandemic digitized health records and data of 1.3 billion people, despite reservations about privacy, heightened surveillance, technology, and human rights. It can be used in many ways, such as political mapping, extortion, and blackmail. In addition, the nation and its individuals are exposed to significant hazards by storing personal data in Aadhar and connecting it to various systems, including voting, banking, and income tax data.
Source: dailypioneer.com, Ziroh Alert (#ZirohAlert)