Lupin spokesperson confirmed that the company has experienced an IT security incident affecting IT systems. However, the same has not impacted core systems and operations. The cyberattack comes just two weeks after Dr Reddy’s Laboratories witnessed a ransomware attack. Following the cyberattack, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories had to isolate its servers and take preventive actions.
Lupin spokesperson said that the incident is being investigated. The company will assess the overall impact soon. The company is focused on restoring the affected systems, which is a current priority.
The attack incident on Dr Reddy’s occurred just a few days after the company received approval fro, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to start conducting clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.
The incident has forced Dr Reddy’s to shut down its manufacturing facilities to minimise the impact. The hacking incidents are trying to breach the firewalls of the healthcare industry.
IIT Guwahati graduate, Sri Krishna Kothapalli was able to view, edit and delete classified personal information in June. Healthcare industry needs to take the cybersecurity more seriously than ever before.
Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigation Report 2020 highlights that motivated criminal groups continue to target this industry via attacks. The average cost of a cybersecurity breach in healthcare is higher than any other sector at $7.3 million.