Ransomware: This is what it looks like
Family Planning NSW has written to clients revealing that a “cyber-attack” on its website may have compromised a number of its online databases.
“These databases contained information from clients who had contacted Family Planning NSW through our website in the past two-and-a-half years, seeking appointments or leaving feedback,” said an email signed by Sue Carrick, chair of the organisation’s board, and CEO Ann Brassil.
Journalist Lauren Ingram posted the contents of the letter on Twitter.
Health service providers accounted for almost a quarter of the breaches reported in the first six weeks of operation of the government’s Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme, which began on 22 February.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in April issued its first report on the scheme, which revealed it had received 63 reports of data breaches. Health service providers accounted for 24 per cent of the notifications received by the OAIC.
Yep, I have to say, really not good. Who is securing these sites?