Australia’s Medibank Says Hacker Leaked Customer Data on Dark Web


(Reuters) -Medibank Private Ltd , Australia’s largest well being insurer, stated on Wednesday some buyer private knowledge believed to have been stolen from its techniques has been launched by the hacker on a darkish net discussion board.

The leaked knowledge contains names, addresses and telephone numbers of its prospects, and within the case of some worldwide college students, passport numbers. Some well being claims knowledge was additionally launched.

Local Media has reported the leaked knowledge was posted on a weblog linked to ransomware crime group REvil, which has hyperlinks to Russia.

Australia has these days been hit by a slew of hacking incidents with not less than eight corporations reporting knowledge breaches since September, compromising knowledge of thousands and thousands of individuals and exposing the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, which specialists say is understaffed and overworked.

(Reporting by Harshita Swaminathan and Himanshi Akhand in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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