Hospital cyber attack affects patients

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Hospital cyber attack affects patientsOne of Melbourne’s largest hospitals has recently been the victim of a computer virus leaving a trail of chaos in its wake. As the majority of hospital processes, including appointment scheduling and medical history records, are reliant upon the use of a computer network the hospital has had to revert back to manual processes. As a result, it is only dealing with the most urgent of requests, and even the food service for patients has been affected.

Melbourne Health runs not only Melbourne hospital but a wider network of health services in the region. They have issued a statement confirming the disruption but maintaining that they continue to ensure the fallout for patients is kept to a minimum. The spokesperson would not, however, comment on whether patient records had been the target of unauthorised access. The identity of the cyber criminals remains unknown as well.

Read the full story at http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/royal-melbourne-hospital-attacked-by-damaging-computer-virus-20160118-gm8m3v.html

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