Criminals use kids personal identifiable information and healthcare data to create synthetic IDs, making data of minors more valuable in underground communities than adults. 

This particular hack was caused by a phishing scam. Once hackers gained access to employee credentials, they were able to extract personal, sensitive health date of over 60,000 patients. 

Organizations need to take an outside-in approach to protecting their domains and customer data. By receiving alerts when employee credentials are compromised and exposed in underground markets, organizations can take proactive security measures to prevent data breaches before damage is done. 4iQ can help.