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Healthcare industry: Bitmarck was victim of cyberattack

There has apparently been a data leak in the extremely sensitive area of healthcare data. This has now been confirmed by the IT service provider Bitmarck. This company works in particular for well-known German health insurance companies.

Cyber attack on Bitmarck on a large scale

Bitmarck is considered one of the largest IT service providers in the healthcare industry. For example, well-known health insurers such as DAK rely on the company’s services. It is therefore all the more serious and disturbing that this big player, of all companies, has now fallen victim to an extensive cyberattack. According to their own information, the criminals were able to scam sensitive data. This data is already being offered for sale. The captured data probably includes not only information on “simple” users and employees.

They have also been able to steal data from executives and so-called “VIP customers”. The corresponding data is probably already being offered for sale in the dark corners of the Internet. When you consider that the service provider manages large databases with sensitive customer data of 25 million policyholders, you can more than understand the concern of those involved. A database was put online by the attacker himself, which is believed to offer data on more than a million people.

First statement to heise online

The colleagues of heise online were able to get more details from the IT service provider upon request. In doing so, Bitmarck confirmed that there had been a corresponding attack on the IT infrastructure on January 19, 2023. The criminals probably gained access with the help of stolen credentials. At the moment, the company is busy analyzing exactly which data is affected. As a result, the service provider will certainly inform the affected customers.

Somewhat surprising seems the fact that there is probably no ransom demand on the part of the criminals yet. According to Bitmarck, it has not yet found a way to contact the attackers anyway. Otherwise, however, the company finds reassuring words. The integrity of the affected system has been restored and the relevant security authorities have been informed. The attack will probably not have any far-reaching consequences either.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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There has apparently been a data leak in the extremely sensitive area of healthcare data. This has now been confirmed by the IT service provider Bitmarck. This company works in particular for well-known German health insurance companies. Cyber attack on Bitmarck on a large scale Bitmarck is considered one of the largest IT service providers … (Weiterlesen...)

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