Unknown hackers steal over 3 million worth of private data from the Norwegian Healthcare system

Unknown hackers steal over 3 million worth of private data from the Norwegian Healthcare system
Hackers have hit medical facilities from Østfold, Akershus, Oslo, Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. Our cybersecurity team found out that hackers managed to breach the frameworks of Health South-East Regional Health Authority (RHF) from which they stole private information that affects almost 3 million Norwegian patients.
The data theft was first discovered by HelseCERT on Monday afternoon when the Norwegian CERT department detected an abnormal activity against their medical systems. After analyzing all the data about the attack, it was concluded that the hackers are progressed and proficient programmers that managed to breach the medical cybersecurity system.

None of the data that have been stoled can be used to endanger any of the affected patients and for now, some measures have been taken, and the medical cybersecurity system is starting to get better.
You may ask why hackers go for this kind of data?
The answer is straightforward! Everyone’s data contained in human services records are more valuable than any financial information for hackers. For example, your credit card data may expire but your name, birth date, social security number, diagnosis codes, standardized savings number and charging data are until your death and they can be used in many purposes including identity theft.

They can use any of the profiles created online with the stoled identity to make many fraud attacks that require solid background information to look more credible and lure their next victims into other traps.
Every identity theft victim should remain vigilant and always look at the personal account and bank information to not be used by cybercriminals. Remember that once a thing is done, it cannot be undone and if you want to remain private and to stay away from any cyberattack, you must install at least a security solution in every system that is connected to cyberspace.

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