It’s not just individual healthcare records or personal information. Espionage groups with Chinese ties are targeting cutting-edge medical research, especially cancer research, FireEye said.
Bundles of personal data records are referred to as fullz on the underground marketplaces by criminals. The data can include names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers (SSNs) and date of birth, all of which can be used for medical fraud, impersonation or even extortion. Stolen healthcare information is valued the highest.