Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

March 4, 2021 Caleb Barlow

The same hacker group took a similar tactic in February, posting tens of thousands of stolen patient records to the dark web in an apparent extortion attempt.

Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

A hacker group known for ransomware attacks posted sensitive employee files online following a cyberattack at a Gallup, New Mexico, health system.

According to NBC News, the group stole sensitive employee files from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and posted them to its website, seemingly in an attempt to extort payment.

The files reportedly included job applications and background check authorizations that included Social Security numbers.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek offers commentary in this article, where he details how a hacker group known for ransomware attacks posted sensitive employee files online following a cyberattack at a New Mexico health system.

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Caleb Barlow

Caleb Barlow is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CynergisTek, a top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm focused on the healthcare IT industry Prior to joining CynergisTek, Caleb led the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence organization. In 2016, he built X-Force Command which is part of a $200M investment in a global incident response services, updated watch floors, the industry’s first immersive cyber range, and an incident command system for responding to major cyber incidents. In 2018, Caleb invented the Cyber Tactical Operations Center which is a first-of-its-kind training, simulation, and security operations center on wheels. Caleb has a broad background having led technical teams in product development, product management, strategy, marketing, and cloud service delivery. He has also led the integration efforts of on multiple IBM acquisitions. Caleb is a sought after speaker on the subject of security. He has appeared on TED stage, TODAY, and regularly appears on national news broadcasts. Caleb’s views have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, and dozens of other publications. He testified before U.S. Congress and the United Nations by invitation of the President of the U.N. General Assembly. External to IBM, Caleb has been in leadership roles at two successful startups, including Syncra Systems, which is now part of Oracle, and Ascendant Technology, which was acquired by Avent. Caleb also holds multiple patents in the field of Unified Communication.

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