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    Hackers breached hospital systems in Tamil Nadu, selling data of 1.5 lakh patients


    Data includes patients from 2007 to 2011
    The data contains patients’ names, dates of birth, addresses, guardians and doctors
    The thieves informed the hospital authorities

    Chennai. Big news from Tamil Nadu. Hackers here have sold personal data of 1.5 lakh patients of Shree Sharan Medical Center on Telegram channels and cybercrime forums. After this news, there was a commotion. The Cloudsec company reported this information. This company provides information on cyber attacks. According to the company, the data sold included patients from 2007 to 2011. This information is said to have been taken from Three Cube IT Labs.

    In this regard, CloudSec said that there is no information whether Three Cube IT Lab is working for Sri Saran Medical Center or not. The leaked information includes patients’ names, dates of birth, addresses, parents’ names and doctor’s information. It is said that the hackers have also given samples to the buyers, so that the authenticity and authenticity of the information is known.

    This is success
    Notably, the CloudSeq researchers first identified the healthcare company. For this he used the names of the doctors present in the data. These names were also in the data sample. The researchers found that all these doctors worked only at Sri Saran Medical Center. CloudSec then reported the theft to all concerned at the medical center.

    This event is a supply chain attack – Vargish
    We’ll call this phenomenon a supply chain attack, says Cloudsec analyst Nayed Varghese. Because, first the ID seller of the hospital was attacked. Hackers break into its system and steal all personal and health information of patients. Notably, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi was cyber-attacked just a day before this incident. Hackers steal personal information of millions of patients.

    Information selling price so keep
    The hacker is said to have put the selling price of patient data at US$100. That is, many copies of this data would have been sold. For those who feel that only they should own this data, it was worth US$300. Not only that, if someone thinks to sell the data to someone after buying it, then he has to buy this data for 400 USD.

    Tags: Cyber ​​Crime, national news

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