Are You One Of Many Affected By The Quest Diagnostics Breach?

Financial & Medical Information of 12 Million Exposed

Quest Data Breach

Quest Diagnostics reports that almost 12 million people could have been affected by a data breach.

On Monday, June 3, 2019, Quest Diagnostics said that American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collections provider they work with, informed them that an unauthorized user had managed to obtain access to AMCA systems.

Quest Diagnostics is one of the largest blood-testing providers in the U.S.

Anyone who has ever been a patient at a Quest Diagnostics medical lab could be affected by the breach.

AMCA provides billing collection services to Optum360, which is a Quest contractor. AMCA first notified Quest about the breach on May 14th. Quest reports said that they are no longer using AMCA and that they are notifying affected patients about the data exposure.

The information included in the breached system includes:

  • Bank account information
  • Medical information
  • Credit card information
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Other personal information

In its filing, Quest reported:

“Quest Diagnostics takes this matter very seriously and is committed to the privacy and security of patients’ personal, medical and financial information.”

What Should You Do?

Anyone who was affected by the data leak should freeze their credit report to prevent criminals from opening credit card accounts in their name. They should also be concerned that their Social Security numbers were exposed.

If you believe that your information has been leaked, you can contact Quest Diagnostics’ customer service at 1 (866) 697-8378 or on their contact page.

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 4th June 2019 by Ernie Sherman.