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Chinese hackers had carried out cyber attack on servers of AIIMS Delhi: Govt sources

Data from servers that were hacked has been retrieved


The recent cyber attack on the servers of AIIMS Delhi was carried out by hackers based in China, government sources confirmed on Wednesday.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi faced a cyber attack last month, paralysing its servers. A case of extortion and cyber terrorism was registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police on November 25.

"AIIMS Delhi server attack was by the Chinese, FIR details that the attack had originated from China," a source from the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) was quoted as saying.

According to the MoHFW source, of the 100 servers (40 physical and 60 virtual) hackers managed to successfully infiltrate five physical servers.

The damage, which could have been far worse, has been contained and data in these five servers have been retrieved successfully.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team within the ministry of electronics and information technology, Delhi cybercrime special cell, Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre, Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Forensic Sciences University, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre and NIA, among others had launched a probe following the cyber attack.

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