Wednesday, March 29, 2023

ZEE DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: After AIIMS, now big cyber attack of hackers on COWIN platform. technology news

New Delhi: Where India is fighting a war with the Chinese army on the border, on the other hand, the servers of India’s health sector are fighting with cyber terrorists. Just a few weeks had passed after the cyber attack on AIIMS Delhi that now cyber terrorists have done a big cyber attack on the COWIN platform. An Iranian hacker has posted on the darkweb that she has admin access to the COWIN platform, ie username and password, as well as sensitive data of healthcare workers on the platform that she wants to sell.

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In his post, the hacker also shared a screenshot of access to the Cowin platform, which contains personal data such as mobile numbers of several healthcare workers involved in vaccination. Apart from this, another screenshot has information about the vaccination center on the Cowin platform. The hacker has claimed on the darkweb that both these screenshots are from the admin page of the COWIN platform, which he controls.

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To get to the bottom of the matter, first of all we gathered information about this hacker, then it was found that the name of this hacker is Nazila Blackhat and he is a member of Iran’s APT group Shield Iran Security Team, due to which many governments are working around it. roam around. The world is worried. The Iranian hacker who attacked the COWIN portal shared his Telegram username on the darkweb and wrote that anyone who wants to buy access to COWIN should contact him on Telegram.

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When we spoke to cyber security expert Amit Dubey on this whole issue and showed him all the facts that came out in his investigation, Amit Dubey said that prima facie it seems to be a login leak of the Cowin platform where the hacker had access. The individual has received the username and password of the individual having admin access to COWIN, which is available only to select individuals and not to the general public. According to Amit Dubey, after the cyber attack on AIIMS and the capture of the server, now after this kind of cyber attack on the COWIN platform, at least the government will have to take necessary steps so that such a situation can be avoided in future and also limit Security of The security of the server should also be maintained.

On this whole matter, we had also sought an answer from the National Health Authority (NHA), which operates the COWIN platform, but even after 72 hours have passed, NHA has not officially given any statement, although according to NHA sources, after ZEE NEWS gave information about this whole matter to NHA, NHA team is engaged in investigation since yesterday morning.


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