Hacker displays 10 million record patients on sale for 820 thousand dollars

Jun

28

2016

Said one hacker, which is named thedarkoverlord, Pettmknh of stealing nearly 10 million patients record and his desire to sell in exchange for 820 thousand US dollars, including the stolen data on 9.3 million patients with a record of health insurance companies.

And it began penetrating through the weekend viewing of the records he wants to sell them on the buying and selling on the black market TheRealDeal located under what is known as the deep web, which can be his visit and view it through the Tor Browser.

The stolen data included names, addresses and dates of birth and Social Security numbers, which can be used and help to do with stealing the identity of the patient profile, or access to the bank accounts of patient information.

The hacker decided to sell these records on four separate batches, where the largest batch includes a record 9.3 million patients have been stolen from the health insurance companies in the United States, and requests hacker amount 1290 of electronic currency Bitcoin exchange for stolen data.

He noted hacker in a post published on the site that he was able to sell access to records through the use of well-known loophole in a simple part of the remote desktop protocol to access the systems of the insurance company.

It consists of other records in batches of about 655 thousand patients record, compiled from health care groups in Atlanta, Georgia, Farmington, Missouri.

It should be noted the increasing number of attacks against the insurance companies and health care, with the availability of most of their data in digital form and the weakness of the means to defend their information security and technology terms, which encourages hackers penetration to get them.

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