Daixin Claims It Hacked The North Texas Municipal Water District, Stole Sensitive Data
The ransomware group claimed that they stole 33,844 files worth of "sensitive data" and threatened to leak the data which it says includes account numbers, and social security numbers.
TEXAS - A hacker group that calls themselves Diaxin has claimed that it hacked the government-run North Texas Municipal Water District which "provides wholesale water, wastewater, and solid waste management to 2 million people”.
The ransomware group claimed that they stole 33,844 files worth of "sensitive data" and threatened to leak the data which it says includes account numbers, social security numbers, and medical information of patients. It is unclear how medical information came to be on the servers, however.
A screenshot of the hacked page states, "Here you can get links to: Information compromised in the Data Breach includes names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, Social Security Numbers, 'PII'), and medical and treatment information (PHI), The PII and PHI that collected and maintained - the 'Private Information.
'Private Information can commit a variety of crimes including, e.g., opening new financial accounts, taking out loans in, using to obtain medical services, using health information to target other phishing and hacking intrusions based on their individual health needs, using the information to obtain government benefits, filing fraudulent tax returns using information, obtaining driver's licenses in names but with another person's photograph, and giving false information to police during an arrest".