The information technology systems at a number of hospitals and health services in Gippsland and south-west Victoria have been impacted by a cyber security incident. The cyber incident, which was uncovered on Monday September 30, blocked access to several systems by the infiltration of ransomware, including financial management. Emergency surgery and emergency departments were not compromised in the incident. Hospitals isolated and disconnected a number of systems such as the internet to quarantine the infection. The Victorian Cyber Incident Response Service was deployed and worked with impacted health services overnight to respond to the attack.
Source: Infrastructure Magazine