AU: Drug rehab patients left exposed after fraudster hacks files

Deborah Cornwall reports:

A major security breach at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services has left hundreds of past and current patients at risk, with many reporting their bank, tax and superannuation accounts, as well as highly confidential records, have been hacked.

Adele House runs in-house drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in Werrington, in Sydney’s west, and Coffs Harbour, on the NSW mid-north coast, and is often a last resort for drug addicts who are referred to the centres through the state’s drug court ­system.

The Australian understands the security breach occurred in early August when a resident with a criminal record for fraud was given access to a work computer, despite a strict policy to bar all ­residents from access to com­puters or phones.

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