Hackers are offering to sell the Medicare details of Australians on the dark web, government confirmsHACKERS are selling the Medicare card numbers of Australians on the ‘dark web’, which experts say could be used to steal your private health records.
Claire Bickers, Sue Dunlevy and Tom Minear
News Corp Australia Network
July 4, 201710:54am
HACKERS are selling the Medicare card numbers of Australians on the ‘dark web’, which could be used to steal private health records.
The Federal Government has confirmed it’s urgently investigating the security breach and has referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police.
A journalist from The Guardian revealed he was able to purchase his own Medicare card details from a vendor on the dark web for just $30, from a device called ‘the Medicare machine’.
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We can all just watch along with interest!! They were warned!