Data breaches in the spread of NL cyberattacks in three of the four affected health areas


The Newfoundland and Labrador state government says data from another state health authority was accessed by hackers behind a debilitating cyberattack that reduced state health services for nearly two weeks.

Health Minister John Huggy told reporters today that central health authorities’ patient personal information has been compromised and employee data may have been accessed.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced on Tuesday that personal information about patients and employees from two other health authorities was accessed by a hacker who shut down a medical information technology system on October 30.

Haggie reiterated today that investigations are underway and there are no signs that any of the data has been misused.

The compromised information includes the patient’s name, address, medical number, and reason for visiting the medical facility.

Government officials have refused to reveal the nature of attacks on medical networks and whether hackers are demanding money.

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