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Script provider MediSecure is at centre of ‘large-scale ransomware’ data breach, ABC can confirm

The ABC can confirm e-script provider MediSecure is the health organisation at the centre of the large-scale ransomware data breach announced by the national cyber security coordinator on Thursday.

MediSecure’s website has been pulled, and the company has posted a statement saying it has identified a cyber security incident impacting “the personal and health information of individuals”.

A MediSecure spokesperson said it was too early to respond to detailed questions about the nature and extent of the incident but added that “a lot of investigation work is being conducted”. 

The company is a prescription exchange service, which facilitates electronic prescribing and dispensing of prescriptions.

In a statement, the company said it has “taken immediate steps to mitigate any potential impact on our systems”, and believed the incident originated from a third-party vendor.

“MediSecure takes its legal and ethical obligations seriously and appreciates this information will be of concern,” it said.

“MediSecure is actively assisting the Australian Digital Health Agency and the national cyber security coordinator to manage the impacts of the incident.”

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