Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Hat Hackers Target Healthcare

A known black hat hacker collective is currently ransoming 500GB of internal documents, including intellectual property belonging to one of the 50 Top Sellers on Amazon, via a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). This group is infamous for hacking healthcare systems in the U.S. and other corporate institutions - then selling the data. This information is being supplied for your situational awareness.

  • Recent, successful black hat hackers.
  • Active in hacking institutions, focusing on the U.S. healthcare industry.
  • Company belonging to the 50 Top Sellers on Amazon has been the most recent victim.
Publication date:  19 November 2016
Handling requirements:  Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN
Attribution/Threat Actors:  Black Hat Hacker Collective
Actor Type:  Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier III*
Potential Targets:  U.S. Healthcare industry, other industries
Past Reporting:  DOC-4055, DOC-4203