Published: Sat, June 08, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

7.7 mn LabCorp customers affected by data breach

7.7 mn LabCorp customers affected by data breach

Sen. Menendez has consistently led the response to massive corporate data breaches, including at Target, eBay, Home Depot, Equifax, and others.

The full text of the letter follows and can be downloaded here.

AMCA specializes in collecting overdue payments from people who haven't paid their medical bills, and the AMCA website says its clients include "hospitals", "physician groups" and "third-party providers" as well as clinical labs.

Quest Diagnostics has warned its 12 million customers that their personal, financial and medical data may have been exposed.

"While I am heartened to learn that no evidence now suggests Quest Diagnostic's systems were breached, I am concerned about your supply chain management and your third-party selection and monitoring process", Mr. Warner wrote.

Find out what information was compromised and act accordingly.

What steps has Quest Diagnostics taken to identify and limit potential patient harm associated with this breach?

It is not yet clear if the incidents were related, but LabCorp announced earlier this week that it is already in the process of contacting its affected customers.

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Does Quest Diagnostics have procedures in place to receive and act on vulnerability reports?

"Given the deluge in recent years of data breaches exposing personal, medical and financial information, every American should assume the security of that information has been compromised", said Rob Douglas, national identity theft and fraud expert.

A billing collections vendor notified Quest Diagnostics of the discovery of "unauthorized activity" on its online payment page.

AMCA is a New York-based company that provides medical debt collection services to health providers including Quest Diagnostics.

Please explain how did the breach persisted for seven months without awareness from Quest Diagnostics?

This is not Quest's first brush with data security issues. If so, to whom does this person report? The company notched more than $11 billion in revenue during 2018.

For more information on what to do during a data breach, review the Michigan Attorney General's consumer alert on data breaches here.

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