A private hospital in Navi Mumbai became the latest prey of hackers after its computer systems came under a malware attack.
Cops said today that the attackers are demanding ransom in Bitcoins, a type of cryptocurrency.
The hospital administration said though computerized billing and medicine prescription systems were affected, they are maintaining manual records for back-up.
With software company Geodesic Ltd under IT and ED scanner over siphoning of funds, its subsidiary, the famed Chandamama, a Chennai-based magazine, has also fallen from grace.
Magazines are now bundled up in 100 gunny bags in the company's 10,000sqft Santacruz office.
Chandamama, after its 1947 launch, gained a foothold and within fifty years, almost every household was glued to Vikram-Vetal and their tales.
Puja Sangle, the daughter of a constable attached to Nehrunagar police station, was depressed for the past few days after she failed her second year Bachelor of Architecture exams.