A recent possible hack of the Hong Kong Department of Health’s (DH) record system in Hong Kong may affect 17,000 patients.

On 19 July 2016, the DH discovered suspicious files on the computer server hosting its Immunisation Record System. The suspicious files were believed to have been saved on the server after a breach of the security system, which took place on 10 and 11 July 2016. The DH immediately suspended its computer server and reported the matter to the Privacy Commissioner and the Police. Enquiries and investigations into the incident are on-going.

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