Hospital Authority announces cyber security incident


The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for the Hospital Authority (HA) made the following announcement today (September 10) regarding a cyber security incident:
     The Information Technology Department of the HA has detected an advanced persistent threat cyberattack since September 2 from an unidentified source and appropriate measures have been taken immediately to block the intrusion.
     No patient information has been leaked and the attack has not caused any impact on HA services. Investigation into the attack is in progress and necessary cyber security measures have already been stepped up.
     The case has been reported to the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force. The HA strongly condemns any form of cyberattack behaviour.

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