The hacker who goes by the name “thedarkoverlord” is selling healthcare database of more 34,000 patients from the Bronx, New York. Last month multiple US healthcare insurance databases of 655,000 patients were being sold on the Dark Net by the same hacker. The database was retrieved using a 0day within the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP protocol) that gave direct access to this sensitive information.
What Did The Data Contain ?
All general information like first name, last name, street address, emails, date of birth, city, state, zip codes, gender, work, home and cell numbers of the users were contained in the data. The Dark Overlord also claims that the data is legit and never been leaked or used before and also almost all data stolen from the Bronx-based Big Apple Ortho-Med Supply Inc.
The data put on sale by the hacker was sold for 20.0000 Bitcoins which is worth 13173.80 US Dollar. RDP gave access to a desktop and while gaining access the hacker found a “Passwords.txt” which helped the hacker to penetrate their electronic medical systems. It is no doubt that Electronic medical records are 100 times more valuable than stolen credit cards and hence the hackers are targeting more on medical records to gain more money.