Class action targets Scripps over data breach that exposed 147,000+ patients' info

Becker's Health IT

Jackie Drees

Scripps Health is being accused of failing to properly secure and protect patients' health information stored within the San Diego-based system's network, which a malware attack compromised April 29, according to court documents.

Seven things to know:

1. Scripps began notifying more than 147,000 individuals in early June that their protected health information was exposed during the malware attack.

2. For certain patients, exposed information included names, addresses, birthdates, health insurance data, medical record numbers, patient account numbers and treatment details. Less than 2.5 percent of individuals' Social Security numbers and/or driver's license numbers were involved, according to the health system.

3. The exposed data "can be sold on...

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