Healthcare data for 81 crore Indians who received Covid vaccines was breached from the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) server and attempted to be auctioned on the dark web. This is the third such healthcare system breach and reveals gaps in digital architecture. India’s Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is criticized for magnifying data breach risks due to its federated structure, while the data protection law giving the government exemptions is also under scrutiny.
Rampant ransomware attacks have hit the healthcare industry, with incidents increasing by more than 600%, costing an average of $10 million per breach. This has