Wednesday’s cyber attack against servers of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was reported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). All India Institute of Medical Sciences In Delhi It was obtained in China. Five physical servers were hacked by hackers from China, according to the ministry. According to a top source, the attack on the server was done by the Chinese. A probe discovered that it originated in China. “The hackers infiltrated five physical servers out of 100 servers (40 physical and 60 virtuelle). The hackers were able to contain the damage, which could have been worse. “Data from the five servers has been successfully retrieved,” ANI quoted MoHFW.
The National Investigation Agency ( NIA), was investigating the ransomware attack against the servers of AIIMS Delhi.
“I can’t comment as it is a subject for an investigation by NIA…It seems pretty clear it is a deliberate attack on AIIMS system…ransomware attack…and NIA are investigating it,” Rajeev Chaudrasekhar, Minister in State for IT, had said at the CII Global Economic Policy Summit 2020.
Chandrasekhar said last week that the ransomware attack on AIIMS Delhi’s servers was a conspiracy.
“It is evidently a conspiracy and it was planned by forces that were quite significant. It is sophisticated ransomware. Chandrasekhar said that they will wait for the results of CERTin or NIA investigations before coming to a conclusion about who is behind the ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a cyberattack in which hackers lock data and devices, promising to unlock them once they have paid the required ransom. Cyberattacks allegedly targeted the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Delhi) on November 23rd, paralyzing its servers. On November 25, the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations(IFSO) unit at the Delhi Police registered a case for cyber terrorism and extortion.
The Cyber Attack is being investigated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), Delhi Cybercrime Special Cell, Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Forensic Sciences University and NIA.