Becker’s Health IT reports that two batches of sensitive information of Chatham County, N.C. residents have been posted online on the dark web and light web by the ransomware group DoppelPaymer, and that the files have been accessed more than 30,000 times.
DoppelPaymer obtained the information during a cyber-attack on the County’s systems on October 28, 2020. The group then uploaded the files on November 4, 2020, and again in late January. The posting of information like this usually happens when a victim of ransomware refuses to pay the ransom demand.
The information contained in the files included “medical evaluations of children from neglect cases, personnel records of some employees and documents related to ongoing investigations with the Chatham County Sheriff’s office.”
Chatham County is working to determine its obligations “to ensure we respond in the most appropriate manner possible.”