Healthcare Company Quest Diagnostics| Data Breach

Healthcare Company Quest Diagnostics| Data Breach

From the Associated Press (AP):  Reported on WGRZ – December 13th.

Medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. says a hack of an internet application on its network has exposed the personal health information.  This has resulted in a data breach for about 34,000 people

The Madison, New Jersey-based company says “an unauthorized third party” has gained access to customer information including names, dates of birth, lab results and telephone numbers. The stolen data, however, did not include Social Security numbers, credit card accounts, insurance details or any other financial information.

Quest said it is working with a cyber-security firm and law enforcement to investigate the breach, while taking steps to prevent similar incidents from recurring.

The company said it has notified affected clients by mail and has set up a dedicated number to field questions regarding the breach at (888) 320-9970.

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