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AIIMS Delhi Server Attack Originated From China, 5 Servers Retrieved: Reports

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New Delhi: The recent cyber attack on the servers of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital was reportedly carried out by Chinese hackers.

According to government sources close to newswire agency ANI, “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.”

Adding on to the details of the cyber attack, he said that “The damage would have been far worse but is now contained. Data in the five servers have been successfully retrieved now,”.

Earlier on November 23, AIIMS Delhi reported the first server failure. Two of the analysts deployed to look after the servers’ securities have further been suspended for alleged breach of cyber security.

AIIMS Delhi, in a statement confirmed that the e-Hospital data has been restored. The statement further added that “The process is taking some time due to the volume of data and the large number of servers/computers for the hospital services. Measures are being taken for cyber security,”.

Earlier this month, a special cell of Delhi Police launched an investigation into the attack on the computer system at AIIMS Delhi.

According to official sources, a team of the Central Forensic Lab (CFSL) has been pressed into service to check the infected server of the AIIMS Delhi to identify the source of the malware attack.

(With Agency Inputs)

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