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12 million patients affected

12 million patients affected 12 million patients affected
Patty Aguilar | 06 June, 2019, 19:55

AMCA is providing those patients with more specific information about the incident, as well as two years of identity protection and credit monitoring services.

In response to the incident, Quest says they have suspended sending collection requests to AMCA, provided notifications to affected health plans and will ensure that notification is provided to regulators and others as required by federal and state law, and they have been working with outside security experts to investigate the incident and its potential impact on Quest and its patients.

LabCorp says in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that its billing collections vendor, American Medical Collection Agency, had unauthorized activity on its payment page. AMCA's system also includes consumers' credit card and bank account information.

According to Quest's SEC filing, the AMCA's systems were breached on August 1, 2018.

Use annualcreditreport.com to obtain at least one current credit report, look the report over, and contact the parties involved if there's anything unusual. AMCA told LabCorp that it was in the process of notifying those patients. LabCorp's website states that it had $11.3 billion in revenue previous year and employs almost 61,000 people worldwide.

The breached system held data on 7.7 million LabCorp patients, including some demographic and financial information, but not laboratory test results, according to the filing. At this time, it does not appear that AMCA has provided any public notice of this breach.

Quest Diagnostics said the personal information of 11.9 million customers has potentially been compromised. There may be many more companies in the medical industry coming forward to say their clients were impacted. Additionally, LabCorp confirmed that almost 200,000 patients also had their credit card or bank information stolen. He unearthed some Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Better Business Bureau complaints that indicated Retrieval Masters handles bill collection for the E-Z Pass road-toll collection service in the Northeastern U.S.

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