LASA eAlert “Ransomware attacks – Remain Vigilant”

National Reconciliation Week – In this together 27 May – 3 June 2020
June 2, 2020

In yesterday’s Health Update, we advised Members of the risk of ransomware attacks, with one Australian age services provider being attacked recently. We have now been notified of a second provider being targeted and urge all providers to remain vigilant with cyber security.


The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) produced a new advisory with key recommendations

  • Never pay a ransom demand
  • Identify and back up critical information and systems
  • Keep systems and software up to date through regular patching
  • Use and keep up to date antivirus software


The Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) also distributed this media release today regarding cyber security.  The ACIITC National Forum titled Cyber Security and Safety – Is your front door unlocked? will be held of Friday 28 August 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AEST via Zoom Webinar.