644 NDIS Users Left in the Dark about Leaked Medical Records 7 Months After HWL Ebsworth Hack

Victims claim excessive information was requested without cause.
25 January 2024
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Over 650 individuals participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are still unaware of which of their health records were exposed on the dark web following a breach in June of last year.

The law firm HWL Ebsworth, which represented the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), had access to a significant amount of medical and psychological information about impacted individuals during an appeal process. Some participants believe that the law firm collected excessive information, including irrelevant details about their personal lives.

The breach has raised concerns about data security and the need for better protection of personal information.

The NDIA is under scrutiny for the amount of information collected and the lack of clarity surrounding the breach. It is imperative that steps are taken to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

- CyberBeat


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