According to a press release, 11.9 million Quest customers were victims of the breach, which may expose personal information including financial data, Social Security numbers, and medical information.
The company has not received all the information about the incident from American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) and has not been able to verify the accuracy of the information received from AMCA, the diagnostic information services provider said. No laboratory test results were involved.More news: Higa maintains lead as second round wraps up
The issue was discovered by the billing collection agency American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA).
According to Quest, AMCA has not provided details on what data was compromised or which individuals may have been affected. An outside security expert has been hired to determine the damage of the breach.More news: Maleah Davis' remains have been identified, authorities said Monday
Quest will be working with Optum360 to ensure that Quest patients are appropriately notified of the possible breach.
"Quest is taking this matter very seriously and is committed to the privacy and security of our patients' personal information". On Friday morning, the Marriott Corporation acknowledged there had been a massive data security breach involving the Starwood guest reservation database that occurred on or before September 10, 2018 that dated as far back as 2014.More news: Carolina Panthers sign 6-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy
Quest Diagnostics, a top medical testing lab, has revealed 12 million customer records including social security numbers and financial and medical data "may have" been hacked through a debt collector's servers. Quest has dozens of locations in and around the Pittsburgh area.