NZ: Ransomware attacks: Privacy Commissioner plans investigation as Justice, Health hit

Chris Keall reports:

Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is planning an investigation after Wellington-based IT provider Mercury IT was hit by a ransomware attack – potentially compromising sensitive data it hosts for multiple clients, including health insurer Accuro, BusinessNZ, the NZ National Nurses Association and the Ministry of Justice, with 15,000 Coroners Court files taken out.

The GCSB’s National Cyber Security Centre said government agencies whose data has been impacted include some providers contracted to Te Whatu Ora, Health NZ. The incident has not impacted the delivery of health services, the NCSC said.

Read more at NZ Herald.

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