Hackers Dump Australian Health Data Online, Declare 'Case Closed'
The hackers leaking stolen Australian health records to the dark web on Thursday appeared to end their extortion attempt by dumping a final batch of data online and declaring: "Case closed."
On Thursday morning the hackers said they had posted the last of the data online, deliberately coinciding with International Computer Security Day. In November the hackers demanded health insurer Medibank pay US$9.7 million to keep the records off the internet -- or one dollar for each of the company's impacted customers, which included Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Medibank refused to pay at the urging of the federal government, which at the height of the crisis considered making it illegal for hacked companies to hand over ransoms.
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