The Ministry of Health, Saskatchewan Health Authority and eHealth Saskatchewan are updating the public on a malware attack that occurred in January of 2020 where a privacy breach of personal health information may have occurred.
A forensic investigation rendered no evidence that personal health information was compromised, but were unable to rule our a personal health information breach.
eHealth Saskatchewan was able to restore compromised files after the discovery and elimination of the malware, but there were some files sent to a suspicious IP address, making it impossible to know precisely what information from the large group of files was sent to the address.
eHealth continues to monitor the situation and scan for any signs of Saskatchewan health files in the wrong hands on the internet.
The ransomware attack occurred after an employee opened a suspicious attachment in an email. eHealth, the SHA and Ministry of Health have all trained their employees on the dangers of such actions since the malware attack.