As reported by the Australian Associated Press, hospitals in the Australian state of Victoria were hit with a suspected ransomware attack on Monday afternoon. The government said that while patient data was not accessed, patient record, booking and management systems were forced offline while investigation into the incident takes place.
This comes just months after an audit of Victoria’s public health system found that “all the audited health services are vulnerable to [cyber] attacks that could steal or alter patient data.
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