News and Updates on Information Technology

Australia – New South Wales Health (NSW Health)

Exploit: Third-Party Data Breach

New South Wales Health (NSW Health): Regional Healthcare Agency

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Risk to Business: 1.616 = Severe

New South Wales Health has confirmed that it is the latest organization impacted by the major cyberattack on the file transfer system owned by medical data services provider Accellion last month. The state entity said that no medical records maintained in public hospitals were affected. The agency has begun notifying people whose data may have been accessed. NSW Health has upgraded its technology to avoid future problems.

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Individual Risk: 1.616 = Severe

New South Wales Health disclosed that identity information and health-related personal information were exposed for some patients. The agency is in the process of contacting people who have been impacted.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Attacks on major data processors like this puts many businesses at risk. Cybercriminals are hungry for saleable information and these places are treasure troves.