FBI Notification: Cyber Criminals Targeting Healthcare Payments

On September 14, 2022, the FBI issued a notification regarding hackers that are actively targeting healthcare payment processors to reroute funds to attacker-controlled accounts.

The FBI noted that thus far in 2022, hackers have already stolen more than $4.6 million USD from healthcare organizations by accessing customer accounts and altering payment details causing critical operational, reputational, regulatory, and legal impacts.

These threat actors used publicly available Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and phishing schemes to gain access to customer accounts. Entities involved in processing and distributing healthcare payments through processors remain vulnerable to exploitation via this method. Within the FBI Notification are practical steps for your organization to protect against criminals targeting your organization.

Author: Jason Spezzano, Executive Cybersecurity Advisor | [email protected]

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