Maroof International Hospital Hit with Severe Ransomware Attack

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Maroof International Hospital Islamabad’s entire computer network has been compromised in the wake of a massive ransomware attack.

Maroof is one of the most expensive private hospitals in Islamabad.

According to Maroof officials, the ransomware attack targeted the hospital’s servers on February 13,

“But thankfully we had a disaster recovery facility available, and the process for recovery of data is already on its way”, said Muhammad Sohail, head of MIS and Communications at Maroof Hospital.

The attack brought the hospital’s internal operations to a complete halt.


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After the attack, the administration was forced to do everything manually. Any patients visiting the hospital — during the recovery period, that spanned for a minimum of 12 hours according to our sources, the hospital collected data manually on paper which was then forwarded to concerned doctors and consultants, just like a district government hospital.

Moreover, the entire Radiology and Laboratory department of the hospital was also crippled.

As per our sources, Maroof Hospital was using the Hospital Information System (HIS) for digitally storing and organizing medical records, developed by the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital (SKMH).

This incident goes on to show the importance of data security in these modern times. All organizations need to employ specialist data security personnel in order to avoid such incidents and protect their’s clients’ data.

  • Shameless enemy is now targeting hospital do you know in west they call it cyber war it means enemy has declared cyber war on Pakistan.

  • Guess they never heard about offsite offline backup. Keeping all the data online with weak security is like asking for trouble.
    Since the country has no cyber security plan on the government level, three incidents will increase in the future.

    • Hahahahah… they are full of shit guys
      Specially the gutka guy (karachi guy)
      They dont even know how to run this software

  • Application provider is not responsible for security of database. Maybe Hospital installed non-registered operating system, no cyber security, no farewell, no antivirus.

    Backup Server is key responsibilities of Hospital.

  • AL Maroof charged their patients too much
    if you will see the bills of this hospital then you can’t judge about the bill either that bill belongs to 5 star hotel or a hospital…..

  • Thats because of two reasons only
    Flaws in accounts to be hidden from Audit team
    and incompetency of MIS Team
    As far as i know from a reliable resource
    They dont have any disaster recovery plan inplaced
    Also their system administrator is not even capable of doing such

    I used to visit them when they have their old team
    And i never heard of any thing like that when they where there

  • Painful to know that my previous organization is suffering that much
    i will be honored if i can be of any help

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