Hacked QLD medical centre assures patients records intact

Miami Family Medical Centre co-owner David Wood told MO he went to access patient files on his computer at the medical practice he owns on 1 December and found the screen on the server was locked and instead contained what he called a “ransom note”.

“Basically saying your system is locked, your data encrypted, you won’t be able to de-encrypt it and you need to make contact,” he said.

The message gave an email address and a reference number.

Mr Wood said he was shocked and has been in email communication with the hackers since then, who have asked for