Weak passwords putting patient records at risk: audit

Hospital staff treat data security as 'just a task for IT', says report
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Sensitive patient records are at risk of being compromised in some of Australia’s biggest public hospitals because of weak passwords and staff complacency, an audit has found.

The Victorian Auditor-General has warned that weaknesses in data security practices at the state’s public health services have made them vulnerable to attacks that could steal or alter patient data.