The AIIMS cyber attack, which happened over two weeks ago, has been finally resolved. Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin informed the Lok Sabha on Friday that all data has been retrieved from an unaffected backup server and most services have also been restored.
When asked, Pawar said they didn’t know how much the hacking organization demanded as ransom. However, a message found on the compromised server mentions that it is a cyber-attack.
A FIR has been registered by AIIMS Delhi with the Special Cell of Delhi Police, following the attack. The Minister’s reply said that five physical servers on which the e-Hospital software of the National Informatics Centre (NIC)* was hosted had been affected. Nearly all of the data from these servers has been retrieved from a backup server which was unaffected and restored to new servers. Ms Pawar* also said that most functions of e-Hospital applications – like patient registration, admission and discharge – have been restored after two weeks of the cyber-attack.
The National Nodal Agency for responding to cyber security incidents, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), has “Empanelled Information Security Auditing Organizations” for vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of the computer systems, networks and applications involving public service delivery including Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). Immediate steps were taken by AIIMS for enhancing security, like endpoint hardening, string firewall policies, and network segmentation to secure all the data of the institute. Shortened Sentences:
22 new AIIMS and 75 projects for upgrading existing institutions have been approved to reduce the burden on Delhi hospitals.
At various stages, the AIIMS Delhi has offered both inpatient and outpatient services to the needy. The daily operations of the hospitals were done manually, as well as associated activities and record keeping. In AIIMS Delhi, the dashboard for the real-time emergency bed availability has been developed in-house, which is quoted in this response.