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Hacker Sells Health Records from Nearly 10 Million People

July 1, 2016

(Managed Care Magazine) – Health records from 9.3 million patients are being sold online by a hacker who stole the data from a health insurance database, according to FierceHealthcare. The hacker, who calls himself “thedarkoverlord,” put the records up for sale on TheRealDeal market for $485,000 (750 bitcoins). Earlier, the same hacker put records for approximately 655,000 patients at three hospitals for sale online.

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