Specifically, the leaked medical records being sold include information such as the patient’s name, age, gender, date of birth, address, and identification number.
Hacker WraithMaX claims to only sell this data to a single person at a negotiable price, making the transaction via the Telegram social network.
Siriraj hospital data for sale on hacker forums
“Health is an area that is often targeted by hackers, because there is a lot of sensitive information. And once the data is compromised, hackers will exploit all the information. They work very professionally and make money from it. there,” said Thai security expert Sutee Tuvirat Bangkok Post.
Also follow Bangkok PostMr. Amorn Chomchoey, Deputy Director of Thailand’s Cyber Security Agency, confirmed that he had received the case and was conducting an investigation.
This is not the first time Thailand’s healthcare system has been attacked by hackers. In 2021, there were several cases of selling information of hundreds of thousands of patients on this very forum. Typically, hackers sold information of 10,000 people from Phetchabun Provincial Hospital in September 2021, then the data of about 100,000 patients at 11 Thai hospitals also suffered the same fate.
This hacker forum is also the site of many cases of selling information of a number of Vietnamese businesses in the past year, for example, Bkav has been sold Bkav Pro source code and publicly posted customer data. Breport, or ONUS virtual currency trading platform, is being sold the e-KYC data of nearly 2 million customers.