Cyberattack on Waikato hospitals likely initiated via email

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

The cyberattack on the Waikato District Health Board was likely executed through someone opening an infected email attachment, according to reports.

The attack caused knocked out the phone lines and computers of several hospitals in the district – Thames, Tokoroa, and Taumarunui, Te Kūiti, Thames, Tokoroa and Waikato. Most IT functions and services, excluding email, went out of commission on Tuesday morning.

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