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Business News/ News / India/  AIIMS malware attack: Cyber security team successfully neutralizes threat

New Delhi: In a fresh incident, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-Delhi) on Tuesday said that a malware attack was detected at 1450 hours by the cybersecurity systems deployed in institute. 

The attempt was successfully thwarted, and the threat was neutralized by the deployed cyber security systems. The eHospital services are fully secure and are functioning normally, it said. 

Further, clarifying the incident, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, union minister of electronics & technology in a tweet said, “ is an internal application not available for internet users. Someone may have tried accessing this portal and alert generated due to security layer used by AIIMS. The same person may have taken a screenshot of error msg and circulated it. There is no cyber incident or breach. Error msgs have also been rectified now." 

Last November, AIIMS suffered biggest cyber attack which affected the medical services at the institute for many months. Delhi has made the country’s premier medical institute issue standard operating procedure (SOP) for its officials, doctors and other staff to maintain cyber hygiene. The SOP states that no pen drive, USB, or external storage media should be allowed on AIIMS network. 

In addition to this, AIIMS has appointed chief cyber security officer to investigate and strengthen the IT security features at AIIMS.

Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Shamra is a health and pharma journalist with nearly nine years of field reporting experience. She is a special correspondent with Mint. Her beat includes covering the Ministry of Health and Department of Pharmaceuticals. She also covers the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Biotechnology.
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Updated: 06 Jun 2023, 09:51 PM IST
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