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Patient Database on Medical Center Websites Could be at Risk

According to Aura Software Security, a computer hacker nicknamed 'Mister Saint' hacked into the Websites of two medical centers namely - Ponsonby Medical Center in Auckland and Karori Medical Center in Wellington.

According to Andy Prow, Managing Director of Aura Software, the hacker seemed to behave rather foolishly, as he did not try to access to the patients' data. He didn't seem to use "malicious tripwires" with which he could enter the computer systems of the centers, as reported by redorbit on July 23, 2008.

However, Prow said that this indicates to the sites suffered from unknown security threats and as per practice, this should ring a warning bell. He added that as repositories of extremely sensitive and confidential information, medical centers were being...

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