Medibank is set to face a class action over the data breach that exposed the private health data of almost 10 million people, after the hacker announced the personal records would be leaked.
Personal information of 9.7 million past and present Medibank private customers have been compromised in the hacking incident.
According to Centennial Lawyers and Bannister Law Class Actions, which will be investigating the breach, “the data breach is a betrayal of Medibank Private’s customers and a breach of the Privacy Act”.
“Medibank has a duty to keep this kind of information confidential.
“The lawyers will also assess whether damages should be paid to Medibank customers as a result of their breaches,” Bannister Law Class Actions stated in a statement.
The class action follows recent comments from someone claiming to be the hacker on a dark web forum threatening to release the classified information.
“Data will be publish in 24 hours.