UnitingCare Queensland hit by cyber attack – Security

UnitingCare Queensland, a provider of clinic and aged care solutions, mentioned some of its digital and technologies methods had been rendered “inaccessible” by a cyber assault on Sunday.

9News in Queensland noted the assault as a ransomware an infection that all hospitals and aged care houses run by the organisation with IT methods.

Hospitals run by UnitingCare Queensland include The Wesley Hospital and St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, equally in Brisbane, St Stephen’s Hospital in Hervey Bay, and Buderim Private Hospital on the Sunshine Coast.

The services had resorted to guide, paper-based mostly workarounds, in accordance to the 9News report.

UnitingCare Queensland confirmed it was impacted “by a cyber incident” that had taken “some” of its methods offline.

“As soon as we turned conscious of the incident, we engaged the assistance of lead exterior specialized and forensic advisors,” the organisation mentioned in a statement.

“We also notified the Australian Cyber Stability Centre of the incident and are continuing to do the job with them to investigate the incident.”

UnitingCare Queensland mentioned that “most services” could be run employing “manual back again-up processes”, but those people that could not “are being redirected or rescheduled appropriately.”

“Due to the recency of the incident, it is not attainable to give a resolution timeframe at this phase, however our digital and technologies workforce are functioning to resolve this challenge as swiftly as attainable,” the organisation mentioned.

“We are fully commited to holding our persons, patients, purchasers and citizens informed and safe and sound as we do the job to resolve this incident and will give even further appropriate updates as new info comes to hand.”

The organisation mentioned it would give an update as soon as it had received “greater clarity on the incident and the likely resolution timeline.”

Fellow aged care service companies Anglicare Sydney and Regis Healthcare had been equally ransomwared very last yr. 

The governing administration mentioned very last yr that ransomware operators had been actively focusing on the wellbeing and aged care sectors.