Len Maffioli and Damaso Sutis, two retired Marines and Iwo Jima veterans, share stories and laughs with active-duty Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., on Feb. 16. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Lowe II)

Cyber Adversaries Targeting Veterans’ Medical Records

America’s veterans have served our country and protected our freedoms, sometimes at the expense of their own well-being and health. They have sacrificed while fighting our adversaries, and that sacrifice continues beyond their active duty status. Adversaries are still pursuing veterans and their personal information in cyberspace.

The area where veterans are perhaps the most vulnerable is the health care sector. Nation-states, criminals, and hacktivists go after their personally identifiable information (PII), and some of the most robust and sensitive PII are medical records and insurance information.

Nation states are interested in obtaining PII to develop targeting profiles on U.S. military members and veterans of particular interest and map out the military’s structures and assignments. Using this information, foreign governments can assess U.S. military priorities and resource allocations to determine our nation’s strengths and weaknesses.

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