Wellington dental practice hit by hackers

Patients at a dental practice in Wellington might have had their privateness breached after its e mail server was hit by hackers.

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Symes de Silva has contacted individuals who might have to inform them in regards to the cyber safety incident, however thus far it has discovered no proof any information was taken.

On its web site, Symes de Silva stated its e mail server was hacked in April and malware was put in.

That malicious software program has since been eliminated and a forensic evaluation of the server has discovered no indicators any info has been obtained or misused.

The practice stated the e-mail server contained some private info, which was probably uncovered for a time frame.

Personal particulars, together with names, dates of delivery, telephone numbers and addresses, have been held on the server, in addition to some well being info, corresponding to dental images and scans, referrals, details about procedures and insurance coverage claims.

A Symes de Silva spokesperson stated as quickly as they found the issue, the server was taken offline.

It has additionally carried out additional IT checks to make sure its methods are safe.

The Privacy Commissioner has been notified.

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