Almost 12 million patients give blood & financial data in latest breach

In a breach that lasted nearly a year "credit card numbers, medical information, and personal data were stolen from 11.9 million people..."

VALENCIA CA/USA - DECEMBER 26 2015: Quest Diagnostics exterior and logo. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is a corporation that provides clinical laboratory services.

Quest Diagnostics, a major blood testing company, warned that almost 12 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached due to a collections vendor issue.

In a securities regulator filing, Secaucus, N.J.-based Quest said it received notification that from Aug. 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019, someone had unauthorized access to the systems of third-part vendor American Medical Collection System. “(The) information on AMCA’s affected system included financial information (e.g., credit card numbers and bank account information), medical information and other personal information (e.g., Social Security numbers),” Quest said in the filing.

According to published reports, the medical testing company said it learned the affected AMCA system stored information on about 11.9 million of Quest Diagnostics’ patients but had yet to received detailed or complete information from AMCA about the breach. This is the second breach affecting Quest customers in three years. In 2016, the company said 34,000 patients had data stolen by hackers.

 

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