REvil-hit Medibank to pull plug on IT, shore up defenses

Australian health insurance company Medibank will take all of its IT systems offline and close its branches over the weekend as part of its ongoing efforts to improve security and recover from a massive data security breach in October.

The planned outage, dubbed Operation Safeguard, begins at 2030 Sydney time on Friday, December 9. The insurer said it expects all systems to be back online by Sunday “at the latest.”

Microsoft’s response team will show up at the insurer’s Melbourne headquarters to help with the security overhaul.

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Source: The Register