Bill Rankin reports:
In the spring of 2016, a cyber thief calling himself the “Dark Overlord” hacked into the databases of a Clarke County medical clinic and emerged with the personal information of an estimated 200,000 patients.
The Athens Orthopedic Clinic refused to pay the hacker’s ransom and advised current and former patients to set up anti-fraud protections. Now a lawsuit filed by three of those patients — demanding that the clinic pay damages — could set a precedent in Georgia, where reports of data breaches have been soaring.
Read more on AJC. The plaintiffs in the case are Christine Collins, Paulette Moreland, and Kathryn Strickland. The case number for the docket is S19G0007.