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CHS Settles with 28 States for $5M Over 2014 Data Breach of 6.1M

Health IT News

Jessica Davis

Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (CHS) reached a $5 million settlement with 28 states to resolve an investigation into its massive data breach that impacted 6.1 million patients in 2014.

The resolution follows a $2.3 million settlement with the Office for Civil Rights into the same security incident, announced just two weeks ago. CHS also entered into a two-year corrective action plan to resolve several potential HIPAA violations.

The settlements stem from a hack launched by Chinese hackers that lasted from April 2014 and June 2014. The advanced persistent threat (APT) actors launched...

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