IT Security Company COO Charged with Medical Center Cyberattack

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Vikas Singla, chief operating officer of network security company Securolytics, was indicted on June 8th in connection with a 2018 medical center cyberattack Georgia, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.

Singla, 45, appeared in front of US Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker and was indicted by a federal grand jury. Singla, of Marietta, GA, was charged with 17 counts of “intentional damage to a protected computer and one count of obtaining information from a protected computer” in connection with the attack on Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, according to the statement.

“This cyberattack on a hospital not only...

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