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Scripps Health to Pay $3.5M Over 2021 Data Breach  

Scripps Health has reached a settlement in litigation over a 2021 data breach that exposed the personal information of almost 1.2 million current and former patients and has agreed to pay more than $3.5 million. So reports San Diego’s CBS 8.

ScrippsThe settlement, which still requires judicial approval, calls for Scripps to pay $3.57 million in “minimum cash settlements” of $100 for each victim, plus as much as $7,500 to victims who suffered from identity theft and incurred “extraordinary out-of-pocket expenses.”

In the May 1, 2021 ransomware attack, hackers hobbled the hospital company’s computers and accessed data on customers’ health and personal finances.

Read the full article from San Diego’s CBS 8.

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