Australian Hospital Cyber Attack, 18 March 2021

Melbourne’s Eastern Health hit by suspected cyber attack

Many systems still offline which includes the Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals

Company Statement: Eastern Health Cyber Incident
Source: Melbourne’s Eastern Health hit by suspected cyber attack | iTnews
More Sources: https://itwire.com/security/melbourne-s-eastern-health-attacked,-some-surgeries-cancelled.html | iTWire
Other Breaches related to Victoria, also incidents in the Medical and Health Care sector.

Update: Monday, March 22, 2021 Company statement “Eastern Health continues to manage the impacts of a significant cyber incident experienced last week. While a number of our IT systems remain offline, our Business Continuity Plans have been enacted and we continue to make inroads into our planned recovery.”

Sky News Australia: Elective surgeries at hospitals in Melbourne’s east have been postponed until further notice after a suspected cyber-attack.

One of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health services has postponed some elective surgery procedures after experiencing a “cyber incident”.

The incident, which took place late on Tuesday, has forced Eastern Health to pull a number of its IT systems offline as a precaution.

Eastern Health operates the Box Hill, Maroondah, Healesville and Angliss hospitals, as well as a number of health services, including Yarra Ranges Health and Wantirna Health.

In a statement, Eastern Health said it had taken its systems offline while it investigates the incident, but stressed that “patient safety has not been compromised”.