Hospitals across Gippsland and south-western Victoria were targeted in the attack. The Victorian Government is investigating the scale of a ransomware attack on some of the state’s major regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline. The Government said there was no suggestion patient data had been accessed Hospitals manually took their systems offline to “quarantine the infection” It is not clear how many patient procedures will be affected the attack Hospitals in the Gippsland Health Alliance, in the state’s east, and South West Alliance of Rural Health were impacted by the attack. “The cyber incident, which was uncovered on Monday, has blocked access to several systems by the infiltration of ransomware, including financial management,” a Department of Premier and Cabinet spokesperson said in a statement. The department said there was no suggestion that personal patient information had been accessed. “The Victorian Government takes all cyber risks […]