Purushottampur health centre hit by WannaCry ransomware
By Express News Service | Published: 18th May 2017 06:45 AM |
BERHAMPUR: A day after WannaCry cyber attack was reported from City Hospital in Berhampur, another computer of a Community Health Centre at Purushottampur in Ganjam district was affected by the ransomware on Wednesday.
A three-member IT expert team from Bhubaneswar arrived in Berhampur on Wednesday to investigate the cyber attack in both City Hospital and Purushottampur CHC. In City Hospital which has 11 PCs, two were encrypted by WannaCry.
The experts said, 95 per cent of the data in both the systems can be retrieved. The system of City Hospital is managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
The Additional District Medical Officer (Public Health) Saroj Mishra has lodged an FIR in this regard with Berhampur Town police under various sections of the IT Act and IPC. Police have recorded statements of the staff, who were handling the computers that were affected in the cyber attack.
Dash said the attack has encrypted the data of e-Aushadhi portal and Hospital Information Management System (HMIS). He said the investigation has been entrusted to Crime Branch.According to hospital sources, the suspicious email reached HMIS on May 13 and the matter was apprised to higher authorities but the matter was not taken seriously.
Apparently, the Crime Branch issued advisory on WannaCry ransomware two days later on May 15.