Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach

The AMCA breach may have exposed the financial and medical data of more than 20 million patients

The AMCA breach may have exposed the financial and medical data of more than 20 million patients

The data breach that potentially exposed the personal and healthcare information of almost 12 million Quest Diagnostics customers has also possibly affected another 7.7 million customers of fellow lab testing company LabCorp.

This new breach notification follows previous breach reports received by diagnostic services provider Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) from AMCA.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, LabCorp revealed that the stolen data includes a patient's name, date of birth, address, phone number, date of service, provider, and balance information.

However, the company said no social security numbers, bank account passwords or security questions were compromised in the unauthorized activity that occurred between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019. She said, 'Upon receiving information from a security compliance firm that works with credit card companies of a possible security compromise, we conducted an internal review, and then took down our web payments page'.

Two major laboratories announced data breaches this week in filings with the SEC. AMCA has not yet provided BioReference a list of the affected patients or more specific information about them.

Warner, a leading cybersecurity advocate in Congress, said in the letter to Quest CEO Stephen Rusckowski that he was concerned about Quest's supply chain management and third-party selection and monitoring process.

AMCA said in an emailed statement it is investigating the incident and has also hired an external forensics firm.

Mr. Booker and Mr. Menendez sent a similar letter Wednesday to Stephen Rusckowski, Quest's chairman and president, as did Sen. Besides, patients whose information has been exposed are at risk of identity theft, low credit reports, and might jeopardize their financial future. "As recently as June 2018 your company faced a lawsuit charging LabCorp with a HIPAA violation for failing to provide adequate privacy protections at its Providence Hospital computer intake station", the Senators wrote. The AMCA also told Quest and Optum that it has been in contact with law enforcement about the incident.

To see tips from the Better Business Bureau on how to protect your information, visit their website.