US Healthcare Records Offered for Sale Online
No information about the size of the ransom payment sought by the data thief has emerged, although he did say it was “a modest amount compared to the damage that will be caused to the organisations when I decide to publicly leak the victims”.
The organisations that data was stolen from are known to be based in Missouri, Georgia and the midwest. The attacker told Motherboard that he would not name the organisations, to give them a chance to pay up.
The news site said it had checked 30 records on patients from Georgia and in most cases the information listed was confirmed by the people it reached.
Data in the files includes names, addresses and phone numbers as well as social security numbers, insurance information and detailed medical histories.