extortion

Update: Virginia Health Data Potentially Held Hostage

Thomas Claburn of InformationWeek reports: An extortion demand posted on WikiLeaks seeks $10 million to return over 8 million patient records and 35 million prescriptions allegedly stolen from Virginia Department of Health Professions. The note reads: “ATTENTION VIRGINIA I have your sh**! In *my* possession, right now, are 8,257,378 patient records and a total...

Express Scripts extortionist sends Toyota data on 188 employees

On November 11, Express Scripts announced that some its clients had received extortion attempts, presumably from the same person or persons who had contacted them with the threat to expose personal information if Express Scripts did not meet their demands. On November 21, Toyota Motor Sales notified the New Hampshire Attorney General that: ...