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’. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said the concerning incident was being treated seriously, but the information being sold wasn’t sufficient to access any personal records.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: News.com