Australian police accused Russian hackers of cyberattack


The head of the Australian police, Rhys Kershaw, said he would not name the perpetrators of this attack, but noted that their identities have already been established.

As a result of the cyberattack, 200 GB of customer data were leaked from the Medibank database: first and last names, addresses, dates of birth, health insurance numbers, insurance policy numbers, telephone numbers, diagnosis codes and medical procedures.

This was the second attack carried out by the same hackers.

Earlier, customers of the Australian telecommunications company Optus suffered from it. The data of 9.8 million customers was stolen, including passport numbers, driver’s licenses and health insurance.

“We will negotiate with Russian law enforcement agencies about these people,” Kershaw said.