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Incident: Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems | iTnews

Incident: Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 19 2016

One of Victoria’s largest health networks is grappling with an unnamed strain of malware that attacked its Windows XP systems yesterday and downed the pathology department’s IT services.

Melbourne Health’s IT team late yesterday discovered what is understood to be a computer worm had infected Windows XP computers through Royal Melbourne Hospital’s pathology department.

Pathology staff were forced to resort to manual workarounds to process blood tissue and urine samples after the malware disrupted automated processes.

The hospital warned staff not to log in to any personal accounts such as banking or personal email while the malware remains on the health network’s systems to avoid its keystroke-capturing capabilities.

Source: Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems – Security – Software – iTnews

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