Medicare data breach: Alan Tudge admits department unaware darknet vendor selling card details

The human services minister, Alan Tudge, has admitted that his department was unaware that a darknet vendor had been selling Australians’ Medicare details since October 2016. On Tuesday an investigation by the Guardian revealed that a darknet vendor on a popular auction site for illegal products claimed to have access to any Australians’ Medicare card details and could supply them on request.

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