Medibank Hackers Release 1,500 More Patient Records Including Mental Health Details
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Russian cybercriminals, likely linked to the REvil gang, have released a tranche of data on the dark web related to 1,500 patient records from the private Australian health insurer Medibank, including the details of treatment for mental health and dementia.
Medibank confirmed that the data included details on chronic conditions such as heart disease and the patient details of people with cancer, dementia, mental health conditions, and infections. “Some of the people on the list have had diagnoses that include mental illnesses, or delirium, which is an acute change in mental status that can be triggered by illness, injury, surgery, or medications,” the company said in a statement.
The data release, the fifth such tranche of data released, comes after the company refused to pay a US$10m ransom to the hackers, who the Australian federal police have said are likely Ru…
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