Judge Dismisses Heritage Valley Malware Lawsuit Against Nuance


Jessica Davis

A federal judge for the US District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against Nuance Communications, filed by Heritage Valley Health System after the 2017 NotPetya malware cyberattack damaged its computer systems.

Massachusetts-based Nuance was one of hundreds of victims that fell victim to the crippling malware, which affected portions of the vendor’s network and infected some of its clients in the process. The malware infected 14,800 of Nuance’s servers, of which 7,600 had to be replaced.

The virus also infected 26,000 workstations, of which 9,000 had to be replaced by Nuance...

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