Settlement Reached in Community Health Systems Breach Suit

February 5, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

A proposed $3.1 million settlement has been reached in a data breach class action lawsuit against Community Health Systems stemming from a 2014 cyberattack that affected 4.5 million individuals.

The settlement awaits final approval by a federal court in Alabama, which will hold a hearing on the matter in August, according to a statement on the settlement's claims administrator website.

A forensics investigation following the cyberattack determined that an "advanced persistent threat group originating from China used highly sophisticated malware and technology to attack the company's systems," according to CHS' special filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2014 about the incident.

David Holtzman's comments were featured in this article.

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