26 May 2021

Waikato DHB cyber attack: IT expert not impressed with DHB security

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 26 May 2021

Patients and staff at Waikato hospital fear what will become of highly sensitive personal information that hackers claim to have stolen from Waikato DHB.

It's entire system crashed a week ago due to a ransomware attack. Now media organisations have been sent an email from a group claiming responsibility.

It contains a link to what appears to be scores of private patient and staff data.

RNZ is not publishing the data and has referred the email to the police.

Daniel Ayers is an IT security consultant.

He spoke to Corin Dann.