New Delhi: After AIIMS, another cyber-attack against India’s healthcare industry saw the personal information of more than 150,000 patients sold online at hospitals in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu and Safdarjun Hospital in New Delhi. The information has been published through various online platforms, including Telegram channels and certain cybercrime forums, CloudSEK claims, he said. CloudSEK is a Singapore-based contextual AI startup that predicts cyber threats.
Officials at Safdarjung Hospital claimed the facility was hit by a cyberattack. However, his damage was not as great as that of AIIMS. “The Internet was attacked. In November, the server was also unavailable for a day, but no data was lost. IT took care of it and NIC brought the system back online.” He is his director of medical at Safdarjung Hospital, said Dr. BL Sherwal.
According to Forum research, the data sold is patient data from 2007 to 2011. CloudSEK also claims the data was taken from his Sree Saran Medical Center database and included pertinent information such as date of birth, address, etc. , parent’s name, and doctor’s details. (Also read: No money in your bank account? You can withdraw cash up to 3 times your salary from banks like SBI, ICICI, etc.Method is as follows)
However, the hospital director, Dr. Palanisami, claims that the facility has installed new database software and a new service provider, so the patient’s medical information has not been compromised. (Also Read: SBI Ends This Amazing Loan Scheme.See if it affects you)
“Hospitals don’t keep electronic health records of that kind. For a year, Three Cube IT Lab served us as our service provider. After using the software, we moved to a new company four years ago,” says Palanisamy.
CloudSEK founder Rahul Sasi argues that it is not yet known if data from later periods will be affected.