Massive Quest Diagnostics data breach impacts 12 million patients

    Date03 Jun 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    A massive data breach has struck Quest Diagnostics and the information of up to 11.9 million patients has potentially been compromised.

    On Monday, the US clinical laboratory said that American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collections provider that works with Quest, informed the company that an unauthorized user had managed to obtain access to AMCA systems.

    Through the Quest contractor, the unknown individual was able to access -- and potentially steal -- Quest patient data including Social Security numbers, medical information, and financial data.

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