Update: Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

A hacker that claimed to have stolen databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations and has advertised more than 650,000 patient records as up for sale on Dark Net, increased that number today to a staggering 9.3 million.

The hacker, who goes by the name of “thedarkoverlord,” is also holding the records for ransom, asking the as-yet-unnamed healthcare organizations to pay $100,000, $205,000 and $411,000 for the first three databases, according to two published reports.

Dissent Doe, a security researcher reported, stated in a blog that the hacker is requesting an additional 750 Bitcoins, valued at nearly $500,000, for the fourth database with patient information including names, addresses, phone and social security numbers.

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