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Pathology Service Provider In Australia Hacked, Thousands Of Patients Data Stolen As Hacking Epidemic Spreads!!!

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Australia Updates: Australian Clinical Labs claimed that in February was when it first became aware of unauthorised access to the IT system of its pathology division, Medlab.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Following the disclosure, ACL stock fell to its lowest level.
  • The breadth of the Medibank breach was revealed a day prior to this revelation.
  • ACL claims there was no ransom demand or proof of data misuse.

Today I am going to write about  technology updates today: Pathology Service Provider in Australia Hacked, Thousands of Patients’ Data Stolen as Hacking Epidemic Grows.

One of Australia’s largest pathology companies, Australian Clinical Labs, reported that hackers stole the medical information of thousands of patients. This is the nation’s second such incident in the past two weeks, which has raised concerns about how businesses gather sensitive customer information.

The news on Thursday caused Australian Clinical Labs’ shares to drop to their lowest level since going public last year and extends a string of hacks that have shook the biggest businesses in the nation.

The leading health insurance in the nation, Medibank, had already reported that 4 million of its clients’ data had been stolen by hackers.

ACL said that no information was compromised and that it first learned of unauthorised access to the pathology unit’s IT system, Medlab, in February.

In June, it received notification from the government’s cybersecurity agency that its information had been exposed on the Dark Web, a network of websites only accessible with specific browsers.

After employing forensic analysts to examine the “complex and unstructured” dataset they had discovered, the company said that it discovered that 223,000 patient records, including roughly 18,000 medical and health records, had been compromised.

ACL Chief Executive Officer Melinda McGrath stated in a statement that although there was no evidence of data misuse or a ransom demand, “we realise the worry and inconvenience this event may cause those who have utilised Medlab’s services and have taken steps to identify anyone affected.”

CRESCENT CAPITAL, A PRIVATE EQUITY FUND, HELD 23% OF ACL’S SHARES WHEN IT DEBUTED ON THE MARKET IN 2021:

refusing to comment According to stock exchange records, Crescent sold 14.3% of the business in August. Since September 22, when Optus, the second-largest telecom in Australia and owned by Singapore Telecommunications, announced a compromise affecting up to 10 million user accounts—or 40% of the nation’s population—corporate Australia has been preparing.

The popular grocery store Woolworths later disclosed that millions of customers’ data who used its website for cheap shopping had been hacked.

Numerous smaller, unlisted businesses have also reported breaches, which has led lawyers to question how much and for how long private corporations are permitted to gather data.

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