Security News Australian government investigating 'large-scale ransomware' data breach of script provider MediSecure

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  • In short: e-script provider MediSecure is the health organisation at the centre of the large-scale ransomware data breach announced by the national cyber security coordinator.
  • The company facilitates electronic prescribing and dispensing of prescriptions.
  • It says it has "taken immediate steps to mitigate any potential impact on our systems", and believes the incident originated from a third-party vendor.
The ABC can confirm e-script provider MediSecure is the health organisation at the centre of the large-scale ransomware data breach announced by the national cyber security coordinator on Thursday.

MediSecure's website has been pulled, and the company has posted a statement saying it has identified a cyber security incident impacting "the personal and health information of individuals".

The company is a prescription exchange service, which facilitates electronic prescribing and dispensing of prescriptions.

It says it has "taken immediate steps to mitigate any potential impact on our systems", and believes the incident originated from a third-party vendor.

"MediSecure takes its legal and ethical obligations seriously and appreciates this information will be of concern.

"MediSecure is actively assisting the Australian Digital Health Agency and the national cyber security coordinator to manage the impacts of the incident."
 

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