/ 17 May 2024

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Federal Police are investigating a “large-scale” data breach at electronic prescription provider MediSecure. It might not be an organisation you’re familiar with, but your deets might be with them if you’ve received a prescription other than the paper one the doctor hands you in recent times… The company’s government contract ended late last year, but it’s not yet clear what information is exposed or the extent of the hack. Authorities have said it’s not on the same scale as the attack on Medibank in late 2022, which saw the personal health information of nearly 10 million customers leaked online. National Cyber Security Coordinator Lieutenant General Michelle McGuinness said she was informed on Wednesday afternoon and is working with other agencies to stem any damage.

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