Medibank, an Australian private insurance company stated Tuesday that the recent cyberattack on its customers had affected more data than originally believed. The announcement came just days after hackers threatened to attack celebrities.
According to Medibank, the cyberattack was detected on October 12th. It was believed to have been a . However, it was ended before any ransomware could possibly be used.
A threat actor claimed that he had taken 200 Terabytes (or more) of the company’s data in the cyberattack. The disclosure was made by the business about one week after it was contacted.
Based on evidence provided by the attacker, the organisation concluded that the attacker had obtained customer data from both its international student and ahm systems.
The evidence presented by the attackers supports the claim that the victim was Medibank.
The company’s files contained Medibank customer information and records from ahm policies. (Including personal and medical claims data).
The company asserts that it is not possible to determine the extent of client data stolen due to the complexity of our information.
Although the business says it has informed affected , it doesn’t know how many. The health insurance is used by more than 3.9 million people.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the attackers promised to create a list of Medibank’s 1000 most prominent clients including actors and celebrities as well as campaigners and people with “highly intriguing diagnoses” and send that list to them.
According to media sources, in response to the latest developments in the cyberattack on Medibank, the Australian Federal Government activated the National Coordinating Mechanism (NCM).