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eHealth hit by ransomware attack but personal health data is secure, says CEO

Source: Geoff Leo, CBC News, January 6, 2020

Attack on computer system storing personal health data of Sask. people began Sunday morning

The computer system that stores the confidential medical data of Saskatchewan residents was hit by a ransomware attack on the weekend but the CEO of eHealth Saskatchewan says patient data is secure.

“It certainly looks like someone has found their way to tinker with our system and began encrypting some of our information,” said Jim Hornell in a phone interview.

“They put a lock on it and they say if you want to unlock this again to get back to your information you’ll pay us some money,” Hornell said, noting that the organization has contacted the RCMP about this attack.

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