Cybercriminals sell EHR databases for $500k underground

Jessica Kim Cohen - Print  | 

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.

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

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