Quest Data Breach: Personal Health Data Exposed in Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) Hack

A Quest data breach has led to 34,000 Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) customers having their health care data stolen.

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The Quest data breach was announced by the company on Tuesday. According to DGX, an unauthorized third party gained access to the MyQuest by Care360 application. From here, the hackers were able to obtain the protected health information of 34,000 customers.

Here is the data that was obtained by hackers in the Quest data breach.

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Lab Results
  • Telephone Numbers

The Quest data breach did not result in “Social Security numbers, credit card information, insurance or other financial information,” being stolen. The company also notes that not all customers’ telephone numbers were included in the hack.

The Quest data breach took place on Nov. 26, 2016. Quest Diagnostics Inc took care of the issue as soon as it was discovered. The company is also beefing up security in an effort to keep a similar incident from occurring in the future.

Quest Diagnostics Inc has reported the data breach to members of law enforcement. It has also sought the help of a cybersecurity firm and an investigation into the matter is currently taking place.

Quest Diagnostics Inc has already informed its customers about the Quest data breach. It has also set up a toll-free number for customers with questions about the data breach to call. This number is (888) 320-9970. The line is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

You can follow this link to learn more about the Quest data breach.

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