- It comes after a ransomware group posted more stolen Medibank customer data to the dark web.
- Medibank’s CEO says he expects the “disgraceful” release of customer data to continue each day.
- The AFP says Russian cybercriminals are responsible for the hack.
Mr Kershaw said the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) was now involved and the AFP will “be holding talks with Russian law enforcement about these individuals”.
“The AFP and our partners are not going to give up bringing those responsible to justice.”
Ransom payments discouraged
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese had earlier warned those responsible would be held to account.
Warning ‘cyber guns’
The ransomware group added a file named “Boozy.csv” to the dark web, which appears to contain information related to alcohol issues after a data dump on Thursday named “abortions.csv”.
The ransomware group allegedly behind the Medibank hack claim they have released more sensitive details of customers’ medical records on the dark web.
“You telling that is disgusting (woof-woof), that we publish some data,” they wrote on Friday in the blog.
“The relentless nature of this tactic being used by the criminal is designed to cause distress and harm. These are real people behind this data and the misuse of their data is deplorable and may discourage them from seeking medical care.”
The AFP and the Australian Signals Directorate were the “cyber guns” of the federal government and were working hard to disrupt the hackers, Ms O’Neil said.
‘In slumber about cybersecurity threats’
“We need to wake up from that slumber.”