Hackers targeted My Health Records, reveals digital health agency

A parliamentary committee has heard there was a breach of the health records system earlier this year but no personal information was accessed

Hackers targeted the online health records of Australians earlier this year, but no personal information was stolen.

The Australian Digital Health Agency, which runs the My Health Record digital system, has told politicians there were two potential data breaches in the current financial year.

In one case, it brought in the Australian Cyber Security Centre, along with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, to investigate the hacking attempt.