Quest Diagnostics Breach Leaks Personal Information for Nearly 12 Million Patients

Quest Diagnostics data breach

Updated 6/6/2019**

Another healthcare company has come forward as being affected by the hack of AMCA’s online payments page. This time, 422,600 patients of Opko Health had their credit card and bank information, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers, and balance information compromised. This latest announcement means 20 million consumers have been exposed, so far.

Updated 6/4/2019*

One day following the announcement of the Quest Diagnostics breach, LabCorp produced a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it too had been impacted by the hack of AMCA. An additional 7.7 million patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, and balance information have been exposed.

What Happened?

On Monday, June 3rd, 2019, Quest Diagnostics, one of the largest clinical testing networks in the U.S., disclosed a data breach that impacted the personal information of approximately 11.9 million patients. The breach exposed credit card and bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, and medical information of Quest Diagnostics labs patients. The statement came after one of Quest Diagnostics’ vendors, American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), notified the laboratory that an unauthorized third-party had accessed its systems and took control of its payments page between August 1st, 2018 and March 30th, 2019. Continue reading