Hacker Selling US Health Records on the Dark Web:
Hundreds of thousands of health records are currently for sale on the Dark Web, Motherboard reports.
After reports of a breach emerged on Deep Dot Web, Motherboard talked to the alleged hacker, who is known online as “thedarkoverlord.” This person is trying to offload 48,000 records from Farmington, MO, nearly 400,000 records from Atlanta, GA, and more than 200,000 records from the Midwest.
The hacker reportedly already sold some of the Georgia data for $100,000. The rest is on sale for 643 bitcoins ($411,000). The Missouri and Midwest records can be had for $100,000 and $205,000, respectively, Motherboard says.
Thedarkoverlord is not revealing the names of the breached organizations in the hopes of swapping some of the data for a ransom payment.
According to Motherboard, which was provided access to 30 records for proof, the health records include everything from Social Security numbers to insurance information. They offer, in other words, everything one might need to steal someone’s identity.
The hacker gained access to the records by entering databases through an unidentified vulnerability in remote desktop protocol.
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