Is your health data safe as My Health Record hacking revealed

The Australian

20 May 2020 - The government's My Health Record platform was the target of an attempted hack last year, Australia's national health information officer has revealed.

In a session of the Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit on Tuesday, Australian Digital Health Agency CIO Ronan O'Connor said that My Health Record had suffered two potential data breaches since July 2019, requiring it to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

"The first notification was reported to the OAIC and that was related to a potential compromise to external information technology infrastructures supporting the wider My Health Record system," Mr O'Connor said on Tuesday.

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