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Medibank cyber-attack: should the health insurer pay a ransom for its customers’ data?

Speculation is rife about whether the insurer will pay a hacker who claims to have extracted 200GB of files

Two weeks after the Medibank cyber-attack, the question that remains unanswered is: will the company pay a ransom?

  • Josh Taylor
  • The Guardian

Medibank said it has determined through communications with the alleged hacker that data on all of the company’s 3.9 million customers has been exposed.

The records include personal information like names, dates of birth, addresses, and gender identities, as well as Medicare numbers and health claims.

The hacker claimed to have extracted about 200GB of files, and…

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