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McKool Smith principal Michael Miguel commented in a Law360 article on the four class actions accusing hospital system Scripps Health of negligence in handling personal and financial information of over 147,000 patients. Michael said, “…hospitals can't operate without this information and don't have the luxury to wait it out and not pay the ransom. Hackers have picked entities with very little appetite or ability to string it out and not pay a ransom…. If a hacker is smart enough to go in and keep a company out of their system, then you can believe they have checked out what you are capable of paying out. You get to shoot with a BB gun and not a buck shot. You can find vulnerable hospitals and other entities with information that will be volatile. Read the article here.

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