Australian Clinical Labs’ Medlab Pathology business suffers data breach

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Australian Clinical Labs’ Medlab Pathology business suffers data breach
Australian Clinical Labs’ Medlab Pathology business suffers data breach

After the country’s biggest health insurer Medibank and No. 2 telco Optus were also hit by data breaches that compromised the data of millions of customers, this is the latest in a series of hacks to rock corporate Australia

A data breach suffered by Australian Clinical Labs’ Medlab Pathology business affected health records and credit card information of about 223,000 patients and staff, Australian Clinical Labs (ACL) said on Thursday.

After the country’s biggest health insurer Medibank and No. 2 telco Optus were also hit by data breaches that compromised the data of millions of customers, this is the latest in a series of hacks to rock corporate Australia.

The affected data included more than 17,500 individual medical and health records, over 28,000 credit card numbers and individuals’ names, as well as more than 128,600 Medicare numbers, ACL said.

Adding that the compromised Medlab server had been de-commissioned, it said, “To date, there is no evidence of misuse of any of the information or any demand made of Medlab or ACL.” It added that ACL’s broader systems and databases were unaffected.

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