Quest Diagnostics: Nearly 12 million patients may have been affected by breach

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Millions of Quest Diagnostics patients may have had their financial, medical and other personal information exposed in a data breach, the company announced on Monday.

The data breach dates back to August 1 previous year through May 31. Laboratory test results are not provided to outside companies and were not affected.

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.

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"Quest Diagnostics takes this matter very seriously and is committed to the privacy and security of patients' personal, medical and financial information", Quest representatives said in its filing.

AMCA provides billing collection services to Optum360, which is a Quest contractor. Marriott experienced one of the largest personal data breaches in history, losing personal information belonging to 383 million guests, while hackers hit Yahoo and stole data belonging to 3 billion accounts. Quest Diagnostics said it has stopped using AMCA since learning of the incident. We hired a third-party external forensics firm to investigate any potential security breach in our systems, migrated our web payments portal services to a third-party vendor, and retained additional experts to advise on, and implement, steps to increase our systems' security.

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