data breach Multi-State HIPAA Settlement Represents New Era For Patient Data Enforcement By Blake Farmer • Jun 3, 2019 Blake Farmer / WPLN The payout is pocket change for everyone whose data was compromised. But a multi-state cash settlement, including 40,000 Tennessee residents, represents a new era in enforcement of the nation's health care privacy laws. Hackers’ Favorite Target Is Now Health Care, Report Finds By Blake Farmer • Apr 16, 2019 J.Barande / École polytechnique via Flickr Listen Listening... / 1:04 Hear the radio version of this story. The health care industry is again the top target for cyberattacks. An annual survey finds that hospitals and health systems represented one quarter of U.S. data breaches in 2018.