Medibank data released is ‘beyond hurtful’: Chris Smith

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Sky News host Chris Smith says the released Medibank data by Russian hackers is “beyond hurtful”.

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  • “One of the prime reasons for Australian companies and agencies, government agencies becoming increasingly prime targets of cyber-hacking is because one in five Australian businesses have been paying these ransoms.

    “This year’s Thales Data Threat Report claims that 19 per cent have paid up this year alone.

    “Message to all Australian chief executives tonight, don’t pay the ransom. Don’t get sucked in because not only can you never ever trust a crook, think Vladimir Putin, you’ll only contribute to other innocent companies and customers being exposed.”

    Medibank data released is ‘beyond hurtful’: Chris Smith

    Sky News host Chris Smith says the released Medibank data by Russian hackers is “beyond hurtful”.

    “One of the prime reasons for Australian companies and agencies, government agencies becoming increasingly prime targets of cyber-hacking is because one in five Australian businesses have been paying these ransoms.

    “This year's Thales Data Threat Report claims that 19 per cent have paid up this year alone.

    “Message to all Australian chief executives tonight, don’t pay the ransom. Don’t get sucked in because not only can you never ever trust a crook, think Vladimir Putin, you’ll only contribute to other innocent companies and customers being exposed.”

    Comments

    Live Free says:

    My toilet was overflowing. After my investigation I learned it was Russia.

    Stikibits says:

    As if these grifters on Sky are credible at all?!
    How can this be called news?!?!?

    D L says:

    How about covering why they had to retain the data of past customers for so long?

    Amelia Mohsin says:

    Imagine having vaccination verified ID stolen.

    claudia babic says:

    And the evidence is???🥱

    Angela Rac says:

    Criminals are the health care workers! Im the living proof of it!

    deodatus fink says:

    Where is the website database listing all fake trading platforms?

    Euan Hunter says:

    Its medibank's fault that they didn't secure their customers data, that's the issue! …don't blame the hackers. Hackers will always be out there looking for a new scam, Russian or Indian or North Korean who cares where they come from.

    Nice Things says:

    Sometimes its cheaper to pay the ransom, than fork out for the cyber security. Your screwed either way.

    Eddie Corleone says:

    Wait, media can said anything they want but individuals cannot expose the truths about people's past? I hate the fact that medical records are exposed but Insurance Companies have access to these information. I know it's cruel and it's inhuman but if Insurance can get to it, why can't an average citizen?

    Andre Thompson says:

    Use block chain proof of work systems to stop hacking.

    Hona Wikeepa says:

    Russia my ass. BidenFlation MigrationFentanyl.

    Elle Star says:

    Why these companies pay ransom? Unless they have something criminal to hide too. Love Australia but don’t care for its oppressive government that showed its true colors during covid.

    Kathleen Cook says:

    I would bet on a different culprit!
    A major Tec Platform!
    My bet is on Tic Toc!
    Some Country has more to loose!
    Technology moves at a faster rate than 5 years !
    It will need to be updated by this time next year.
    The Government needs to take the blame. It is government owned business!
    Just like a Private business it should be "
    "Minding it's own business " instead of pandering to "global"
    Interests.
    Sounds Iike Russian Hoax misinformation!!
    What Platform (BigTec)/exchanged the normal communication between the Hackers and the government?
    Russia is the Convenient bad boy at the moment.

    Lee Klein says:

    Sanitation Russian

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