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Australian law enforcement agencies appear to have resorted to psyops in a bid to send a message to network attackers that Australia is not the best place to do business.

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More files exfiltrated from medical insurer Medibank Group during a ransomware attack have been released on the dark web site of the attacker(s). Ransomware generally attacks only systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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Despite suffering a ransomware attack that affected all 9.7 million of its customers, medical insurer Medibank Group has paid its chief executive David Koczkar and other top bosses their annual bonuses, worth about $7.3 million.

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Data published by the individual(s), who attacked the medical insurer Medibank Group using ransomware, has now been linked to from a forum on the clear Web, the same forum where the data from telco Singtel Optus was released. Ransomware generally attacks only systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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The attacker(s) who launched a ransomware attack on medical insurer Medibank Group has released some additional data from among the tranche which was stolen. Ransomware generally attacks only systems running Microsoft's Windows operating system. 

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A 100-person strong task force, formed jointly by the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Signals Directorate, will be given the job of hunting down those who commit crimes online.

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The attackers behind the ransomware heist on medical insurer Medibank Group are believed to be in Russia, the Australian Federal Police claims, without naming any of those involved.

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Multi-cloud services provider VMware has excised a document from the site of its fully-owned security provider Carbon Black which details services provided to Medibank Group, the medical insurer that has been hit by attackers and had its data purloined.

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The ransomware group behind the Medibank Group attack claims it initially demanded US$10 million (A$15.55 million) as a ransom, but is willing to accept US$9.7 million instead – US$1 for each customer the company claims is at risk. Ransomware largely attacks Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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A ransomware group that on Tuesday threatened to post data stolen from medical insurer Medibank Group on the dark web has kept its word and released a small sample of what it claims is the data it appropriated.

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The operator of a ransomware blog, which hosts a copy of the site formerly used by the REvil gang, claims that data from Australia's Medibank Group will be posted on the dark web in 24 hours.

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Given the spate of data breaches that have been affecting Australian companies in recent times, one would think that journalists, who often have to query officials about these incidents, would be brushing up a bit on their tech knowledge in order to avoid looking foolish.

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Medical insurer Medibank Group has increased its estimate of the number of customers who could be affected by the theft of data from its networks, saying the attacker(s) accessed data of some 9.7 million current and former subscribers.

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Real estate company Harcourts says its Melbourne City franchise has been breached in what it describes as a "cyber incident", with the route for entry being a device used by the franchisee's service provider Stafflink.

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Telco Singtel Optus has indicated that it will pay only the administrative costs incurred by VicRoads in issuing new licences — and not the costs of the licences themselves — to the hundreds of thousands affected by the disastrous data leak suffered by the company.

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The external provider affected in the ransomware attack on ForceNet, a service used by the Australian Department of Defence, is Dialog Information Technology, a company owned by Singtel.

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Victorian transport authority VicRoads says it will issue new driving licences to 342,000 people in the state who were affected by the massive data breach at telco Singtel Optus.

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Multinational media organisation Thomson Reuters left three unsecured databases containing sensitive corporate and customer data, including third-party server passwords in plain text, on the Web, the media outlet Cybernews reports.

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The next instalment of the Medibank Group data breach has arrived, with the company confessing on Thursday that patient information from My Home Hospital had also been accessed by an attacker.

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Medical insurer Medibank Group says all of the 3.9 million customers of its main business could now be assumed to be affected by the theft of data, even as it prepared for a resumption of trading.

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