Ransomware attack on Delhi-based diagnostic centre

The Hindu reports:

A diagnostic centre in the national Capital was recently targeted by unknown hackers, who through a ransomware gained illegal access to its servers and encrypted the data.

They demanded ransom from the owner in the form of bitcoins to restore the data.


Based on a complaint from the diagnostic centre, the Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case under Section 384 (punishment for extortion) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 (computer related offences) read with Section 43 (damages and compensation for the offence) of the Information Technology Act.

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