Hackers Leak Australian Health Records on Dark Web


Hackers began leaking sensitive medical records stolen from an Australian health insurer with nearly 10 million customers, including the prime minister, after the firm refused to pay a ransom.

A “sample” of data from 9.7 million clients had been posted on a “dark web forum,” according to Medibank, who also warned that additional leaks were likely. On Wednesday morning, hundreds of customers’ names, birth dates, passport numbers, and information on their medical claims were posted anonymously online. The exposed information was published on a forum accessible only through dark web browsers.

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The hack on Medibank came after one on the telecommunications firm Optus in September, which exposed the personal data of about nine million Australians.

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