Cybercriminals sell EHR databases for $500k underground

The majority (65 percent) of victims of medical identity theft have to pay roughly $13,500 to address their situation, according to a Trend Micro report. But how much do criminals charge for the information?

Criminals can make use of EHRs in a few different ways, according to the report. They may procure drugs using prescription information, create fake identities using personally identifiable information or obtain medical insurance with Social Security numbers.

Here are five estimates of what criminals charge for EHR-related documents being sold underground.

  • Complete EHR database: $500,000
  • Driver's license: $170
  • Comprehensive personal profile, with personally identifiable information, Social Security number, appointment schedule, date of birth, insurance ID number and other documents: $5
  • Medical insurance ID: $1
  • Personal profile, with medical and insurance data: $0.99

Click here to view more of the report's findings.

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