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Waikato DHB will tell 4,200 people that their personal information was leaked to the Dark Web, following the May cyber attack

Vaikato DHB's information system was targeted by a cyber attack on May 18, affecting Vaikato Hospital and other hospitals in the area.

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Vaikato DHB’s information system was targeted by a cyber attack on May 18, affecting Vaikato Hospital and other hospitals in the area.

About four months after being hit by the cyber-attack, the Waikato District Health Board will tell 4,200 people that their personal information has been leaked to the Dark Web.

Vyakto DHB Information System Were There was a cyber attack on May 18.Influencing services at Waikato, Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, Thames and Tokoroa hospitals, as well as DHB community-based services.

The DHB said in a statement Friday that it was reviewing data posted on the Dark Web and intends to notify another group of about 42,200 people whose personal information has been disclosed.

“Where DHB is capable, we will be in direct contact with these individuals from the beginning of next week.”

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The DHB said it took the incident very seriously and had contacted several government agencies, such as the Inland Revenue Department and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency, to provide additional security to protect the affected personal information. Measures can be implemented.

“We are sorry that the incident occurred and apologize for any inconvenience or distress. DHB has worked to restore its system safely and to make healthcare services fully operational. To meet the daily needs of our community.

“We are grateful for the continued patience of our community and the commitment of all those who work within Vykto DHB.”

In June, Health Minister Andrew Little promised an investigation into the Waikato DHB hack.

Since the Ransomware event in May, Vykto DHB has been investigating what happened.

“As a result of these investigations, Vyakto DHB identified that a set of data was copied from outside its IT environment. This dataset has been exposed by a third party on the Dark Web.

“Vaikoto DHB has taken a detailed look at the affected dataset with the aim of verifying who and what personal information was affected.”

The DHB said the process took time and involved legal, confidential and medical experts who analyze the data to classify the types of personal information affected and to identify those involved.

DHB has been in touch with the Privacy Commissioner throughout the process.

“After a detailed review, Vykto DHB is now in a position to inform the other group of victims about the impact on their personal information and provide them with appropriate advice on the steps they can take on their own.” Can be picked up to move forward. “

The DHB said the group included about 42,200 people and that the notification method would “reflect the type of information and level of support that may be needed”.

“It is important that the Vyakto DHB contact people directly where possible to get accurate information and useful help and guidance.”

The DHB said notifications would be provided as soon as possible and on a rolling basis, for example, once contact information became available.

The DHB said the protection of its digital systems is a key focus.

“Vecto DHB continues to strengthen and improve the technical and operational safety measures used to provide safe healthcare to the community.

“We have also worked with cyber security experts, the police, the privacy commissioner, the National Cyber ​​Security Center and the Government Communications Security Bureau to investigate the incident and ensure that we take appropriate action.”

The DHB said help is available to anyone with questions or concerns, and has provided a contact list. On its website.

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