Hackers Dump Australian Health Records Online After Insurer Refuses to Pay Ransom

Source: Gizmodo

“Stolen [sic] health records for millions of Australians have been publicly released on the dark web following a threat by hackers 24 hours earlier to do precisely that. Last month, the unknown hackers demanded a ransom from Medibank, a private insurance provider in Australia, which the company refused to pay. The hackers, who claimed to have spent a month rummaging around Medibank’s systems, have posted what they’ve called ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ lists of health records, with the ‘naughty’ list including people who’ve sought treatment for things like addiction and eating disorders. And they claim they’ve only started releasing the stolen [sic] information.” (11/09/22)