NZ Incident – Ransomware attack: Waikato DHB supporting patients after documents dumped online | stuff

NZ Incident – Ransomware attack: Waikato DHB supporting patients after documents dumped online | stuff

New Zealand Ransomware Attack: June 29 2021

NZ Ransomware attack: Waikato District Health Board supporting patients after documents dumped online

Compromised documents include, patient and employee, and the DHB’s financial affairs

Department Statement: Waikato DHB IT outage update: 2 June, 2021
Source: Ransomware attack: Waikato DHB supporting patients after documents dumped online | Stuff
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Waikato District Health Board is contacting patients whose personal information has now been dumped online following a ransomware attack in May, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

Brett Callow, a threat consultant with Nelson-based cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, said the information appeared to have been dumped by an organisation called Vice Society that may also have been known as HelloKitty.

A source suggested Waikato DHB had an unusually high proportion of software systems awaiting critical software patches, that could potentially have made it more vulnerable to an attack.

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