FIR lodged over WannaCry havoc at B’pur City Hospital

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Bhubaneswar: After suspected WannaCry virus allegedly attacked data system of Berhampur City Hospital in Ganjam district on Tuesday, first of its kind reported so far in the State, the Additional District Medical Officer (ADMO) today lodged an FIR at the Berhampur Town Police Station seeking an investigation.

The cyber criminals have demanded US $ 300 for restoration of data. The hospital authorities found something wrong in the hospital's data system on Tuesday following which they contacted the experts of National Informatics Centre. It appears to be a WannaCry cyber attack, sources said.

Meanwhile, the State Crime Branch and State Information and Technology Department have issued advisories to prevent spread of WannaCry.