Media Statement – Cyber Attack
3 August 2020
Regis Healthcare Response to Cyber Incident
Regis Healthcare Limited (ASX:REG) advises it has been targeted in a cyber attack by an overseas third party.
The Company promptly implemented its back-up and business continuity systems and the incident did not affect delivery of resident care or services. The incident is not materially impacting Regis Healthcare’s day-to-day operations.
In addition to attempting to disrupt the Company’s operations, the party also copied some data from the Company’s IT system and released certain personal data publicly. The Company is contacting parties whose personal data has been publicly released. The Company has also reported the incident to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, the Australian Cyber Security Centre and other regulatory bodies.
“Our priority is maintaining safe and reliable operations while ensuring the security of personal information of our residents, clients, and employees. To this end, we are working with expert IT and security advisors to continue to investigate and deal with this incident” said Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Linda Mellors.
Regis Aged Care is owned and operated by Regis Healthcare, one of the largest aged care operators in Australia. With the original business established nearly 30 years ago, Regis currently provides services to more than 7,000 older Australians through 65 residential aged care homes, 6 home care services, 5 day therapy centres and 6 retirement villages. Regis is a leader in Australia’s aged care sector and prides itself on providing high quality care and services through nearly 9,000 dedicated employees.