Hospital System Reaches Data Breach Deal With 28 States

Law360 (October 8, 2020, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A national hospital system has agreed to pay a combined $5 million to 28 states and implement data protection measures to resolve claims related to a 2014 data breach that exposed the names, Social Security numbers and other personal information of about 6.1 million patients, state attorneys general said Thursday.

The multistate agreement with Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. and its subsidiary, CHSPSC LLC, ends an investigation into a cyberattack that impacted the data of patients in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois and two dozen other states.

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