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Aussie cops probe MediSecure’s ‘large-scale ransomware data breach’

May 17, 2024

Australian prescriptions provider MediSecure is the latest healthcare org to fall victim to a ransomware attack, with crooks apparently stealing patients’ personal and health data.

“While we continue to gather more information, early indicators suggest the incident originated from one of our third-party vendors,” the e-script provider said in a statement on Thursday.

MediSecure did not indicate how many individuals were affected by the incident, but promised to “provide further updates via our website as soon as more information becomes available.” It also said it is working with Oz’s National Cyber Security Coordinator to “manage the impacts of the incident,” and has notified regulatory agencies including the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

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