GovInfoSecurity.com reported that “A Georgia man who is the chief operating officer of a network security firm can’t escape criminal charges related to a 2018 cyberattack against a local medical center.” The March 2, 2023 article entitled “Security Firm COO Loses Bid to Dismiss Cyberattack Case” (https://tinyurl.com/9kac7nwu) includes these comments:
Federal prosecutors charged [Vikas] Singla in 2021 with hacking offenses – in an 18-count indictment. They say that Singla conducted a cyberattack in September 2018 that affected two hospitals of Gwinnett Medical Center. The attack allegedly disrupted the medical system’s Ascom phone service, obtained information from a Hologic R2 digitizing device, and disrupted a Lexmark printer network, in part for “commercial advantage and private financial gain.” Fifteen of the charges against Singla stem from the Lexmark printer disruption.
It will interesting to watch this trial!
First published at https://www.vogelitlaw.com/blog/network-security-coo-to-stand-trial-for-healthcare-cyberattack-to-phones-and-printers