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Ransomware patch causes software error at 5 Australian hospitals

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2017
Ransomware patch causes software error at 5 Australian hospitals

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The massive WannaCry global cyberattack affected three Australian businesses, but they were not related to government or critical infrastructure and Australia and New Zealand both escaped major overall impact.

After patches against the global WannaCry attack were implemented, five hospitals in Queensland, Australia, were affected by an IT glitch that kept users from logging into the systems. The error caused failure of the hospital’s integrated electronic medical records system.

“Over the course of that weekend as part of protecting our systems from cyber-attack, a series of security patches provided by software owners such as Microsoft, Cerner and Citrix were loaded to further protect Queensland Health systems from attack,” said Health Minister Cameron Dick.

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