The teenager from Mandurah is believed to be responsible for one of the largest leaks of medical records in the history of the state.
The alleged hacker, who has not been identified, describes himself in Internet as a Script kiddie, which is used to describe “someone who uses existing scripts or codes to hack computers as he does not have the experience to create his own ”.
Apparently, the 15 year old hacker created one website and posted this confidential information last night.
More than 400 websites, communications and messages between health workers and doctors were published on the site.
Mr McGowan's office said the breach was linked to a third service, which has now been shut down by the Department of Health.
Due to the status, paging has been turned off and one will be used program by SMS.
"I am sure the site is closed. "He was an under-16 who obviously spends most of his life online."
The expert Trevor Long said the violation data at WA Health is not as complicated as it seems.
"In all honesty, this is a very simple process," he said. It requires only a little software knowledge and the equipment can be easily acquired.
15-year-old hacker created software that gained access to an old, unencrypted network paging, stole data and messages and then posted them on the internet.
"He did not use backdoors to gain access to data which were not available to the public ", said Mr. Long.
The point here is that governmental and medical authorities do not use secure methods to transmit private information.
Mr McGowan said the medical management system was not strictly linked to the coronavirus and had been operating for about 12 years.
The leak site has been operating for a long time and it also contained information that was not clearly related to him COVID-19.
In order to locate and close the site, the McGowan government contacted Australian Security Center in Canberra, but police have so far not arrested the teenager because no government sites or databases have been breached.
Nevertheless, the state opposition demanded the dismissal of Innovation Minister Dave Kelly over the incident.