FBI: Cyber Criminals Targeting Healthcare Payment Processors, Costing Victims Millions in Losses

The FBI has received multiple reports of cyber criminals increasingly targeting healthcare payment processors to redirect victim payments.

In each of these reports, unknown cyber criminals used employees’ publicly-available Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and social engineering techniques to impersonate victims and obtain access to files, healthcare portals, payment information, and websites. In one case, the attacker changed victims’ direct deposit information to a bank account controlled by the attacker, redirecting $3.1 million from victims’ payments.

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Source: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division