AIIMS Server Hack: Union Minister of State for Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar has spoken important things in a special conversation with ABP News in the recent AIIMS server hack case. He has said that the incident of server hacking in AIIMS does not seem like a minor incident. There seems to be some conspiracy behind this. A state actor (country) can also be involved in this. Apart from this, he has also talked about the law on the server hack case.
He said that CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team), NIA and Police are investigating in the AIIMS server hack case. Along with this, Chandrasekhar said that to ensure the privacy of citizens’ data, the government is going to bring Digital Data Protection Bill in the budget session. Earlier, he had said about the Data Protection Bill that under the Data Protection Bill, the government will not violate the privacy of any citizen.
High-level meeting of the Ministry of Home Affairs
Earlier, the Union Home Ministry had called a high-level meeting regarding the server hack case. AIIMS server is battling with Ransomware attack since almost a week. On Wednesday (November 23), the case of AIIMS server being hacked came to the fore. Apart from officials associated with the AIIMS administration, other officials including senior officials of the Intelligence Bureau, NIC, NIA, Delhi Police and MHA attended the high-level meeting convened at the Ministry of Home Affairs. NIC officials said in the meeting that soon the AIIMS server would be restored to work smoothly.
Will there be investigation from terrorist angle?
NIA investigates cases related to terrorist activities. It is very likely that the NIA will investigate the terrorist angle in the AIIMS server hack case. According to the information, apart from crores of patients in AIIMS server, a large number of data of many VVIPs are also present. There is a possibility that the data may be vulnerable due to ransomware attack.
Internet service on AIIMS computers has been stopped on the recommendation of the investigating agencies. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Home Ministry officials and Delhi Police teams are already probing the ransomware attack. On Friday (November 25), the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police registered a case of cyber terrorism and extortion.
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