Ransomware Attack Row : CB Starts Investigation

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Bhubaneswar: A three member team of cyber cell of State Crime Branch has left for Ganjam today to probe into WannaCry Ransomware attack at Berhampur city hospital. The team headed by inspector Anil Anand will also visit Purusottampur CHC in Ganjam district.

Computers at Berhampur City hospital and Purusottampur Community Health Centre (CHC) were hacked by the Ransomware virus WannaCry yesterday. All data in computers of Purusottampur CHC have been encrypted and 300 dollars have been demanded to decrypt the same.

Similarly, the virus has paralysed two computers at Berhampur City hospital. The data in the computers of the coordinators of e-Aushadhi portal and Hospital Information Management System (HMIS) have been encrypted. The officials came to know about the virus two days after the attack.