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Hospital data breach patients to receive settlement checks

St. Joseph Health (CA) settles a class action suit from 31,000 patients whose personal health information was left unsecure and accessible over the Internet. The health system will pay $15 million, of which $7.5 million will go to lawyers and $242 will be distributed to each patient.

NTT seen offering $3.5bn for Dell’s IT services ops

Japan-based NTT Data is expected to offer $3.52 billion to buy Perot Systems IT service business from Dell.

NYC’s $764M medical records system will lead to ‘patient death’: insiders

The New York Post cites anonymous insiders warning that NYC Health + Hospitals’ $764 million Epic system, scheduled to go live April 2, will crash and eventually cause patient harm and death.

Chinese hackers behind U.S. ransomware attacks – security firms

Executives at four security firms suspect that Chinese-government supported hackers are behind the recent rise in increasingly sophisticated ransomware attacks.

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