Amazon Must Block Hacker's Access To Stolen Patient Data

Law360 (March 26, 2021, 9:56 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge granted a not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse service provider's request to make Amazon suspend a hacker's access to troves of stolen data — including Social Security numbers and patient psychiatric and addiction counseling records — that were copied to Amazon's virtual storage system.

SalusCare Inc. sued Amazon Web Services on Tuesday, exactly one week after a computer technician discovered a hacker had stolen thousands of patients' data, to get court backing to ensure Amazon did not allow the hacker to access the stolen information on its system.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell granted...

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