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Patient details being sold on the darknet points to a ‘troubling trend in the future’

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In a matter of clicks on the darknet, you can purchase the details Australians use for identification and to access health services in the country.

As reported by The Guardian, a vendor on a large darknet marketplace is illegally selling patient details in a listing dubbed the “Medicare machine.” 

The seller claims to get the data by “exploiting a vulnerability” in a government system.

For the price of 0.0087 Bitcoin, or A$28/US$22, buyers can give the name of the patient and their date of birth to the seller, who will provide a Medicare card number, IRN (individual reference number) and expiry date on demand. Read more…

More about World, Australia, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, and Medicare

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Patient details being sold on the darknet points to a ‘troubling trend in the future’

TwitterFacebook

In a matter of clicks on the darknet, you can purchase the details Australians use for identification and to access health services in the country.

As reported by The Guardian, a vendor on a large darknet marketplace is illegally selling patient details in a listing dubbed the “Medicare machine.” 

The seller claims to get the data by “exploiting a vulnerability” in a government system.

For the price of 0.0087 Bitcoin, or A$28/US$22, buyers can give the name of the patient and their date of birth to the seller, who will provide a Medicare card number, IRN (individual reference number) and expiry date on demand. Read more…

More about World, Australia, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, and Medicare

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