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Hackers Release Patient Data Stolen from New Zealand Health Systems

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When hackers sent patient data stolen during an attack on New Zealands Waikato District health system to local media outlets, the outlets declined to publish any of it.

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Hackers sent patient data stolen during an attack on New Zealand's Waikato District health system to local media outlets on Wednesday, with the outlets declining to publish the sensitive information. 

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) confirmed the attack in a statement Wednesday, saying that it is "aware that the media have received what appears to be personal and patient information from Waikato DHB information systems."

"Media outlets have confirmed they will not make this information public and have referred it to the Police," the statement read. "This is an ongoing criminal investigation and Waikato DHB are working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), The Privacy Commission and NZ Police to respond, remediate and recover from this incident."

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