29 Aug Centre for Internet Safety Disappointed with Government Response to Medicare Data Leak
Canberra, Australia – The Australian government has been criticized by the Centre for Internet Safety (CIS) for its unenthusiastic response on the matter of Australian Medicard data being traded on the dark web.
Nigel Phair, CIS managing director, thought that the department headed by overseeing minister Alan Tudge sent a message that was “confusing and often contemptible”, and that there was a tendency to “spin” the message and not take matters of cybersecurity seriously.
Tudge downplayed the breach in July, chalking it up to traditional criminal activity. Additionally he dismissed the idea that it was caused by a deliberate system breach.