Sunday, 29 Jan 2023

Medibank mental health data posted on dark web as Russian hackers vow to keep our word

Medibank mental health data posted on dark web as Russian hackers vow to keep our word


Medibank mental health data posted on dark web as Russian hackers vow to keep our word

Medibank customer data related to claims for mental health treatment are the latest to be posted on the dark web by the Russian hacker group.

On Sunday night the group posted a file on its dark web blog labelled "psychos", which contains hundreds of claims from policyholders that appear to be related to mental health treatment.

The group said "we always keep our word" and added they would not have posted the data if a ransom was paid.

"We never lies [sic] - it doesn't make sense, if we lie to somebody - nobody will treat us as a serious business side [sic]."

The daily drip of leaked customer records may come to a halt for the week, however, with the group posting it would not publish another portion of the data until Friday "in a hope something meaningful happened [sic] on Wednesday".

Medibank is due to hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday.

The federal government announced on Saturday the establishment of a permanent joint standing operation made up of 100 members of the Australian federal police and Australian Signals Directorate to target hacker groups.

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