Lawsuit Filed in Wake of Ransomware Attack

Mayuri Kumar

A lawsuit against DCH Health System in the wake of a ransomware attack that disrupted medical services for several days alleges that the Alabama-based organization failed "to properly maintain and safeguard its computer systems and data."

The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, alleges DCH failed to maintain "an adequate data security system to reduce the risk of data breaches and cyberattacks." It also alleges that the organization did not adequately protect patients' private Information, properly monitor its own data security systems for existing intrusions and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of electronic protected health information.

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