Medical data of Israeli officials leaked online after insurance firm refuses to pay $1mn ransom to cyberhackers – reports

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The medical records of Israeli officials are among data reportedly leaked online after an insurance firm was hacked, but refused to cede to the cyber-attackers’ demands to hand over nearly $1 million ransom in Bitcoin.

Israeli insurer Shirbit, which was hacked on Tuesday, rejected requests from the Black Shadow group, which threatened to sell the firm’s data online unless it received a payment of 50 bitcoin ($950,000) within 24 hours.

Newly released hacked data on Friday reportedly included the medical records of Shirbit customers, including Israeli officials, as well as scans of ID cards and drivers’ licenses.

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A Telegram message from Black Shadow on Friday said that Shirbit had refused to pay the ransom. The company also confirmed its rejection …read more