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Ransomware on All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Updated on 2022-11-27: Ransomware on Indian hospital

A suspected ransomware attack has disrupted the IT network of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), one of India’s largest medical schools and hospitals. The Hindustan Times said this would mark the first instance of a major Indian hospital being affected by ransomware. Healthcare organizations, and especially hospitals, have been constantly targeted by ransomware gangs all over the US and Europe for the past five years, but as these organizations are getting better at protecting their networks, ransomware attacks are now hitting other countries as well. Read more: Ransomware suspected as AIIMS servers go down, trigger long waits

Overview

An alleged ransomware attack took down the servers used by AIIMS New Delhi for nine hours. The attack impacted billing, smart lab, appointment system, and report generation, among others. Read more: AIIMS Delhi server down; Puts Systems on Manual mode

Statement released by the AIIMS management

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