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Quest Diagnostics: 12M patients may have financial, personal info breached

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Quest Diagnostics is warning almost 12 million customers about a possible data breach involving their personal information.

Almost 12 million people who have used Quest Diagnostics for lab testing may have had their accounts compromised.

"Quest is taking this matter very seriously and is committed to the privacy and security of our patients' personal information". Quest said that it hasn't used AMCA for collections since it learned of the incident and that it is "working with forensic experts to investigate the matter".

If you're a potential victim of the data breach, Kane In Your Corner advises checking your credit report and financial statements for unauthorized activity.

According to the company, someone had unauthorized access to their systems between last August and this past March. Quest said it does not have details about which patients were affected and what data was stolen.

Among the information that might have been compromised includes credit card and bank account information, social security numbers as well as medical data.

AMCA has not yet provided Quest Diagnostics with "detailed or complete information" about the security breach, the company said, which noted it would contact affected patients, once it has that information. And Quest has not been able to verify the accuracy of the information received from AMCA.

When it comes to companies, Nash says it boils down to vendor risk assessment.

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