Scammers posing as Federal Government bureaucrats target leading GP

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal says hackers were able to slip behind his guard, despite his cyber security savviness
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal.

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal is warning GPs to watch out for scams that could put their practice data at risk, saying he was tricked by “sophisticated” operators posing as the Federal Government agency which runs Medicare.

The former AMA president who was once head of clinical leadership at the Australian National E-Health Transition Authority, was drawn into the scammers’ clutches after tagging Services Australia when posting a Tweet about his troubles with myGov.