“As businesses worked to get PPE into the hands of those most in need of it, Christopher Dobbins chose to hack his former employer and maliciously interrupt that process,” said U.S. Attorney Nyung J. “BJay” Pak, in an article published by the U.S. Department of Justice. “His actions caused delays in the delivery of desperately needed equipment in the midst of a worldwide pandemic”.
According to U.S. Attorney Pak, Dobbins was terminated from the medical packaging company in March. Three days after receiving his last paycheck, he used a fake user account that he had previously created while still employed at the company to log into the company’s computer systems. He then conducted a computer intrusion that disrupted and delayed the medical device packaging company’s shipments of PPEs. Dobbins has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $221,200. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
I guess there really are no words. It is frightening to think of the number of medical professionals and patients who may have been impacted by this heinous crime. If you or your center has experienced anything similar to this please report it to the authorities, sadly, there may be more Christopher Dobbins out there preying on people when they are most vulnerable.
Stay the course, stay strong, stay well, mask up and stay tuned!