Healthcare Cyber Attack That Put 1-Million New Zealanders At Risk

Cybercriminals have stolen the personal information of 1-million New Zealanders after Tū Ora Compass Health that provides data services to 4 other healthcare companies, was hacked. Tū Ora suffered four cyberattacks dating back to 2016 according to the Government Communications Security Bureau’s (GCSB) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).


Pat Ciavolella, Digital Security And Operations Director ,  The Media Trust
October 08, 2019
Targeting the digital supply chain is not uncommon, especially where one supplier serves multiple organizations.
Hackers are rational and opportunistic. When they attack digital assets, they target financial and demographic information they can resell or use for identity theft or financial fraud. In this case, there seems to be demographic information hackers can exploit, such as birthdate, ethnicity, addresses, and a unique identifier called the National Health Index number, among others—all data that can ....
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