Following the news that Medibank , Australia ’ s biggest health insurer , became victim of a data breach , the organisation has provided an update .
In a recent statement , it confirmed that it has successfully taken offline its ahm and international policy systems and its data , and is now in the process of methodically restarting its systems .
The statement continued : ‘ The work we have done continues to show no evidence that customer data has been accessed , however , our investigation is ongoing .
‘ We have begun the process of contacting our customers and our focus remains on ensuring the ongoing security of our customers , employees and stakeholders and the continued delivery of Medibank services . Our highest priority remains resolving this matter transparently and as quickly as possible ’.
The UK Information Commissioner has warned that companies are leaving themselves open to cyberattack by ignoring crucial measures like updating software and training staff .
The warning comes as the Information Commissioner ’ s Office ( ICO ) issued a fine of £ 4,400,000 to Interserve Group Ltd , a Berkshire based construction company , for failing to keep personal information of its staff secure . This is a breach of data protection law .
The ICO found that the company failed to put appropriate security measures in place to prevent a cyberattack , which enabled hackers to access the personal data of up to 113,000 employees through a phishing email . www . intelligentciso . com