12 MILLION QUEST DIAGNOSTICS PATIENTS AT RISK IN CONTRACTOR BREACH

Based on a securities filing by Quest, an “unauthorized user” at the collections firm American Medical Collection Agency may have accessed information on 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients

Why this matters: Quest Diagnostics is one of the largest providers of not only lab work, but also information stored by AMCA included “financial information (e.g., credit card numbers and bank account information), medical information and other personal information (e.g., Social Security Numbers),” according to the filing.

Go on…:In statement released by Quest, they are stating that its contractor Optum360 used AMCA, and that AMCA has provided neither Quest Diagnostics nor Optum360 “detailed or complete information about the AMCA data security incident, including which information of which individuals may have been affected.”

Notable Quotes: “We are committed to keeping our patients, health care providers, and all relevant parties informed as we learn more.” -Quest