AMCA data breach potentially hits an additional 7.7M LabCorp customers

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

AMCA advised that AMCA's affected system includes information provided by BioReference that may have included patient name, date of birth, address, phone, date of service, provider, and balance information.

"Incidents such as with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp should act as a warning to every company - now more than ever, systems should be built secure by design, with a rigorous system of protection and prevention that is regularly tested in place".

"Quest is taking this matter very seriously and is committed to the privacy and security of our patients' personal information", the Secaucus-based medical laboratory company said in a press release.

BioReference's announcements comes after testing giants Quest and LabCorp announced they too were customers of AMCA, with potentially millions of patients affected by the breach.

On Monday, 7th of June, American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) informed Opko Health, one of the largest health organizations in the word, of its payment site compromise that affected 422,600 customers.

No social security numbers, bank account passwords or security questions were compromised in the data breach, which happened between August 1, 2018, and March 30, 2019.

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AMCA is investigating the incident, has notified law enforcement and is providing 24 months of free credit monitoring to affected patients, the collection agency said when reached for comment.

LabCorp says they are in the process of sending out notices to about 200,000 patients whose credit card or bank account information may have been part of the breach.

Two major diagnostics companies, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, were also impacted by the data breach.

BioReference has not sent any collection requests to AMCA since October 2018, and it will not send any new collection requests to AMCA, Opko Health said in the filing.

AMCA told BioReference that "no Social Security Numbers were compromised" in the breach and, according to the OPKO Health subsidiary "no laboratory results or diagnostic information" were provided and stored on AMCA systems.

Another day in the healthc are industry, another big data breach.



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