Banner Health agrees to $6M settlement over 2016 breach
Banner Health will pay up to $6 million to victims of a massive data breach the Arizona health system experienced in 2016, according to court documents filed last week. The plaintiffs in the case filed the motion for preliminary approval of a settlement to end a proposed class action over the cyberattack in federal court in Arizona.
Under the deal, nearly 3 million people who Banner notified after a 2016 data breach could claim expenses from the incident. Each class member’s reimbursement is capped at a maximum of $10,000.
Banner also agreed to provide people affected by the data breach with a twoyear subscription to credit monitoring and identity protection services and to take additional steps to improve its information security systems.
In June 2016, Banner’s computer servers were hacked, compromising information on patients, health plan members and credit card information from customers who had purchased food or beverages at the health system.