Victorian hospital hacked

Marcelo Orlandi
Victorian hospital hacked

I have been writing about companies and governments overseas organization being hacked and compromised for the last year or so. Now it is time to show you that this is not only happening overseas.

This time, the Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne was compromised with what it looks like a ransomware attack. Health Care IT informed that medical files from Melbourne Heart Group, a specialist cardiology unit based within the Hospital, was compromised. In the report, it was informed that the hack started as a malware attack, crippling their server and corrupting the data, demanding a ransom to be paid in cryptocurrency.

The Age reported that the ransom payment was likely made by the Melbourne Heart Croup, however, not all of the scrambled files have been recovered. This may indicate that they did not have a proper or up to date backup to recover from, or the process to recover all encrypted data was going to take too long.

As you can see, this is not only happening overseas, this is happening also here in Australia at all levels. This supports the importance, not only of having a proper and suitable backup, but also to make sure you can restore and retrieve data when you needed.

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And as always, be safe out there, until next Malware Monday.