Hampton-Newport News CSB was recently added to AlphV’s leak site with a message about how they had stolen over 800 GB of sensitive data. “Appoint a responsible person to negotiate and let’s get down to business. Otherwise, every client will see how you have neglected their personal information and will have a detailed plan on how to win a case against you in court,” they threatened.
Apparently Hampton-Newport News CSB was not intimidated into cooperating, and so on November 24, AlphV posted a “last chance” message: “If you don’t get in touch in the next 48 hours, we will start publishing all your confidential data and activate spam to your customers.” Accompanying the threat were screencaps of various files with confidential assessment records on clients and confidential information on employees.
It is not clear from AlphV’s listings whether they really understand what a community service board (CSB) is and that although there are some private service providers, these are publicly funded services (e.g., Medicaid-funded). Where does AlphV think Hampton-Newport News is going to get money to pay its extortion demands?
A note to AlphV: Posting confidential psych assessments of seriously disabled children is not a good look for you.
Delete all the data and see if you can offer to undo any damage you’ve done.