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COO of Security Company Charged for Cyberattack on Medical Center


The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced charges against Vikas Singla, the chief operating officer of a metro-Atlanta cybersecurity company, for allegedly targeting the Gwinnett Medical Center in a disruptive cyberattack.

Singla, 45, of Marietta, Georgia, allegedly targeted the medical center in 2018, disrupting phone and network printer services, and gaining access to information. According to the indictment, the cyberattack was partially motivated by financial gain.

Singla’s LinkedIn account reveals that he is the COO of Securolytics, an IoT security provider. He has been holding the position since 2016. The cyberattack took place on September 17, 2018.

According to the indictment, Singla’s actions caused damages of at least $5,000, and resulted in “the modification, impairment, and potential modification and impairment of the medical examination, diagnosis, treatment and care of one or more individuals.” Furthermore, the attack allegedly caused damages to more than 10 computers over ...


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