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Medibank hackers revealed to be in Russia

November 11, 2022

The Australian Federal Police has revealed that those responsible for the data breach of Australian private health insurer Medibank are in Russia.

On October 13, Medibank paused trading in the Australian Securities Exchange and announced there had been a “cyber incident”. At the time the company believed no data had been accessed and that the main issue was at its ahm and international student policy management units.

But what started as the second largest breach in Australia’s history slowly unraveled into a potentially much more harmful breach than the infamous Optus breach, which impacted a third of the Australian population.

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