ZEE DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: After AIIMS, now a big cyber attack on COWIN platform by hackers

New Delhi: India is fighting the Chinese army on its borders while the Indian medical sector servers are fighting cyber terrorists. Just weeks after the cyber attack on AIIMS Delhi, cyber his terrorists carried out a massive cyber attack on his COWIN platform. An Iranian hacker posted on the dark web claiming to have admin access, i.e. username and password, for the COWIN platform and wanting to sell sensitive data of healthcare workers residing on the platform.

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In his post, the hacker also shared screenshots of accessing the Cowin platform. It contains personal data such as mobile phone numbers for many of the healthcare workers involved in vaccination. . The hacker claims on the dark web that both of these screenshots are from his COWIN platform admin page, which he manages.

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To get to the bottom of the matter, we first gathered information about this hacker and learned that the hacker’s name was Nazila Blackhat and he was a member of the Shield Iran Security Team, an Iranian APT group. . The world is worried This Iranian hacker who attacked the COWIN portal wrote on the Darkweb that he shared his Telegram username and that anyone wishing to purchase his ACCESS of COWIN from him should contact him on Telegram. .

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After speaking with cybersecurity expert Amit Dubey about the whole issue and showing him all the facts uncovered in the investigation, Amit Dubey appears to be the Cowin platform login leak that the hackers accessed. said it would. I received the username and password of a user with admin access to person COWIN. This is available only to selected users and not to general users. According to Amit Dubey, after the cyberattack and server capture against AIIMS, after this kind of cyberattack against the COWIN platform, at least the government should take necessary measures to avoid such situations in the future. . With border security. Server security must also be maintained.

We also reached out to the NATIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY (NHA), which operates the COWIN platform, for a response on the whole matter, but even after 72 hours, the NHA has not issued any official statement. NEWS he informed the NHA about the whole matter and the NHA team has been working on an investigation since yesterday morning.