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Publication date: December 16, 2022

Plan in works to restore QEH services after cybersecurity incident

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Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) says a team that includes cyber security experts are developing a plan to restore the healthcare institution’s services and guard against future attacks, following a cyber security incident earlier this week.

In a statement on Thursday confirming that operations had been impacted for the third straight day as a result of the breach of its Internet network, the QEH said the focus has been on service continuity and preparing for restored connectivity.

“While our IT [information technology] team continues to focus on containment and threat analysis, a small team comprising of management, cyber security experts and our telecoms provider developed a plan for restoring services and safeguarding against future incidents,” it said.

It added that while the island’s lone public hospital “has the necessary on-site and off-island back up of our systems” it remained disconnected from the Internet to minimise the fallout from the breach […]

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