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Hackers target Hospitals

Hackers target Hospitals

Warrnambool Base Hospital

Western District hospitals targeted in cyber attack

Computer systems in hospitals across the Barwon South West region including have been hit by a computer attack.

3AW is reporting of a computer ransomware attack on hospitals in the Geelong, Gippsland and Southwestern regions.

The Health Department has confirmed there are "computer issues" at Barwon health.

3AW has been told the system was hacked around 4 yesterday afternoon, with the entire network going down.

There are reports it may take until Thursday to fix the issue.

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Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed a cyber attack on hospitals and health services in Victoria's south west..emergency health services are operating normally...but outpatients services have been heavily affected with surgeries and day procedure bookings canceled and health record shut down as a precaution.."We need to treat this like any other crime Victoria police and relevant cyber security agencies will investigate whats gone on, get to the bottom of it, repair the system and make sure there are no disruptions to patients beyond that point and then we'll let police take normal action".

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