Pinnacle Health hack: Cybersecurity expert gives advice on minimising risk

An article from RNZ.

People worried about their health data security can ask a credit agency to put an alert system in place, an expert says.

The expert’s advice follows revelations yesterday that Pinnacle Midlands Health is investigating a major cyberattack in which hackers potentially accessed patient data of up to 450,000 people across the North Island.

The network was hacked on 28 September, affecting regional offices and GP practices across Taranaki, Rotorua, Taupō-Tūrangi, Thames-Coromandel and Waikato.

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