An executive at a network security company is facing federal charges related to a 2018 cyberattack on Gwinnett Medical Center in Georgia, reports the Associated Press.
Vikas Singla, 45, of Marietta, Georgia, was the chief operating officer of Atlanta-based startup Securolytics, a network security company which served the health care industry. He is accused in an attack on Gwinnett Medical Center that involved disrupting phone service, obtaining information from a digitizing device and disrupting network printer services, Erskine’s office said.
“Cyberattacks that target important infrastructure, like healthcare, pose a serious threat to public health and safety,” said Erskine. “In this case, Singla allegedly compromised Gwinnett Medical Center’s operations in part for his own personal gain.”
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