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655K Healthcare Records Go Up for Dark Web Sale, for Millions

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 28, 2016 in Industry News

Another 655,000 healthcare records have gone up for sale on the Dark Web.

The hacker responsible goes by the name “thedarkoverlord,” and purportedly already sold some of the data for $100,000.

“The hack carried out by ‘thedarkoverlord’ is a poignant reminder of just how valuable healthcare information is on the black market,” said Vishal Gupta, CEO of Seclore, via email. “According to the hacker, some of the healthcare records have already sold for $100,000. To put that in perspective, the individual behind the LinkedIn breach tried to sell 117 million compromised passwords for only $2200.

 

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