New Zealand health systems hackers release patient details to the media

26th May, 2021

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The breach comes after Ireland's health service operator was hit by a ransomware attack that was executed by international cyber criminals.


Hackers who targeted hospitals in New Zealand’s Waikato district have released what appears to be private patient information to media outlets, as health systems struggled to come back online more than a week after the attack. A group claiming responsibility for the Waikato District Health Board cyberattack that took place last week released scores of official looking records and documents containing names, phone numbers, and addresses of patients and staff, Radio New Zealand and other local media reported.

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