Ransomware: Liability

Did You Know? Ransomware costs more than you think. Indirect Cost: Liability.


Ransomware attacks can lead to very unhappy clients, and these clients in turn could resort to legal means for some compensation. That’s what happened to DCH Health Systems after a ransomware attack on Alabama Hospitals in December 2019. Subsequently, patients filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging privacy violations, negligence and medical care disruption.

While it’s always possible that companies can fall foul of libel suits for such issues without ransomware being involved, the fact that ransomware was involved made the incident public and the case for compensation easier. In addition, cyber criminals have started to expose stolen data, which could lead to potential embarrassments for the victimized organization and further law suits from clients’ whose data is leaked. #trianglecompudocs #didyouknow #ransomware #malware #liability


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