Up to 1 million New Zealanders could have their medical data in criminal hands after cyber attacks dating back years.
Wellington, Kāpiti, and Wairarapa's primary health organisation (PHO) Tū Ora Compass Health confirmed anyone enrolled in a medical centre in the region between 2002 and 2019 could be affected. Manawatū PHO THINK Hauora could also be affected.
While individual GP notes were not hacked, Tū Ora's computer system was. The extent that patient files were accessed was impossible to ascertain, chief executive Martin Hefford said.
Will be interesting to see the fallout from this, PHO's have been getting more and more into data collection and primary care's security is pretty weak. I wonder if the Privacy commissioner is going to make an example out of them