Ransomware group posts stolen North Carolina county health data online

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

Ransomware group DoppelPaymer has published online two batches of protected health and personally identifiable information belonging to residents of Chatham County, N.C., according to a Feb. 9 Chatham News + Record report.

DoppelPaymer stole the sensitive data files during an Oct. 28 cyberattack on the county's government systems. The hackers posted at least two batches of Chatham County's data on both the dark web and light web, which makes the information accessible via key search criteria, according to the report.

The first data upload was made Nov. 4 and contained "mostly innocuous" files, Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne told the publication. A second data upload in late January, however, contained more sensitive data, which has been viewed more than 30,000 times, according to the ransomware site.

The county plans to...

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