New Zealand hospital faces second week of disruption after major cyber attack

26th May, 2021

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Staff at New Zealand’s Waikato hospital are having to use pen and paper to keep track of patients after last week’s cyber attack. Photograph: John Kershaw/Alamy Stock Photo


A major New Zealand hospital faces a second week of disruption as it struggles to fix its computer system following a massive cyber attack. The attack on Waikato district health board (DHB), which began on Tuesday, has been described by its chief executive, Kevin Snee, as “probably the biggest cyber-attack in New Zealand’s history”.

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