49ers agree to settle data breach class action lawsuit, must create new IT positions
The San Francisco 49ers agreed to settle a class action lawsuit stemming from a February 2022 ransomware attack on the team’s data servers that exposed personal information of over 20,000 employees, officials and fans. The plaintiffs filed settlement papers Thursday in California federal court.
The proposed settlement, which covers 20,930 individuals, requires the team to create a new position — executive vice president of technology — to oversee IT operations, and hire a dedicated cyber-security IT professional.
Class members are entitled to recoup up to $2,000 for ordinary expenses…