Australian health insurer hack far bigger than first thought

Australian health insurer hack far bigger than first thought
Medibank says paying a ransom would encourage the criminal to extort customers. (Image: Getty)
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By Keira WrightA hack on an Australian health insurer appears to be far larger than initially suspected, with the company saying it will refuse to pay a ransom for the theft of data. The attack on Medibank Private exposed the data of around 9.7 million current and former customers and some of their authorised representatives, the Melbourne-based company said in a statement on Monday. Accessed data included the victim’s name, date of birth, address, phone number and email address. Initially, Medibank said the attack had exposed d...

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