Medicare data breach: tax office suspends cards as ID before U-turn

The Australian Tax Office temporarily suspended Medicare cards from use as proof of identification documents but quickly withdrew their suspension, signalling confusion within the federal government over how to respond to the sale of Medicare details on the darkweb. An investigation by the Guardian revealed on Tuesday 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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