MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Digital security experts at Krebs on Security say they’ve been able to dig up sensitive patient data for sale on the internet’s black market.
An unlisted website called Evolution Market (not accessible via traditional web searches) was discovered to be selling medical records stolen from an unnamed Texas life insurance firm. The records were going for as little as $6.40 apiece if bought in bulk.
According to the report:
Last week, a reader alerted this author to a merchant on Evolution Market nicknamed "ImperialRussia" who was advertising medical records for sale. ImperialRussia was hawking his goods as "fullz" – street slang for a package of all the personal and financial records that thieves would need to fraudulently open up new lines of credit in a person’s name.
Each document for sale by this seller includes the would-be identity theft victim’s name, their medical history, address, phone and driver license number, Social Security number, date of birth, bank name, routing number and checking/savings account number. Customers can purchase the records using the digital currency Bitcoin.
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