A tech security expert has suggested government authorities pay for the dark web service that returns Australians’ Medicare details, in order to track where the breach is occurring. On Tuesday, The Guardian broke the news that for $30 it purchased a staff member’s details from the dark web vendor. The […]
Minister for human services Alan Tudge has claimed the black market sale of personal data did not come from an electronic intrusion of Medicare systems, but rather “traditional criminal activity”. The Guardian reported on Tuesday that for $30 it was able to purchase a staff member’s details from a seller […]
Centrelink’s data-matching process has taken a political hammering in the past fortnight amid claims of inaccuracies in alleged debts calculated as owed by some social security recipients. While the Coalition government has refused to suspend the practice, the human services department has now made some concessions in its procedures. Human […]
It seems Centrelink’s data-matching woes will continue, with the federal human services minister digging his heels in and refusing to scrap the controversial system. The data-matching system, which brings together Australian Taxation Office and Centrelink records to determine individuals that supposedly received excessive welfare payments, has reportedly sent out more […]
The backlash continues.