27 Aug 2019

Capital and Coast DHB warns after staffer hit by phishing scam

5:26 pm on 27 August 2019

A staff member at Capital and Coast DHB has been the victim of a phishing scam, leading their account to send thousands of emails all across the world.

Capital & Coast DHB chairman Andrew Blair announced the donation at an event outside Wellington Hospital.

Wellington Regional Hospital, in the suburb of Newtown in Wellington city. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

In a statement, the DHB said no private or patient information had been compromised, but anyone who received an email from a ccdhb.org.nz address should not respond and instead contact the DHB by phone to ensure it was legitimate.

The staff member's email account was locked down, and the scam has been blocked.