Tennessee: New state law to protect entities under cyber attack from class action suits amid Ascension Health hack


Another healthcare system is under a cyber attack, and while it’s unclear what, if any information has been accessed, a soon-to-be law will prevent those whose information may have been exposed from filing a class action lawsuit against entities that are hacked as long as the organization wasn’t grossly negligent.

According to a spokesperson for Ascension Health, the organization noticed “unusual activity” May 8, which they determined was due to a ransomware attack. As a result, ambulances are being diverted in some cases, non-emergency procedures, tests, and appointments have been put on pause, and online access to patients’ medical records is blocked.

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Source: MSN News


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