A ransomware attack at San Antonio-based ABCD Children’s Pediatrics may have breached the data of 55,447 patients.
Affected files may have included patient names, Social Security numbers, insurance billing information, dates of birth, medical records, laboratory results, procedure technology codes, demographic data, address and telephone numbers.
Pediatric patient records are a high commodity on the dark web, according to ICIT Senior Fellow James Scott. There two markets for child records, one including tax fraud. These are long form, full medical records available for sale.