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Quest Diagnostics data breach puts health care security in the spotlight

15/12/2016

By James Rogers at Fox News Tech with comments by BUFFERZONE’s CEO, Israel Levy—

Health care security is thrust into the spotlight once again with a breach at Quest Diagnostics. Bufferzone’s CEO, Israel Levy speaks with Fox News Tech.

Quest Diagnostics joined the list of health care companies targeted by hackers this week when it announced a data breach that exposed the health information of about 34,000 people.

In a statement released Monday, the diagnostics specialist said that “an unauthorized third party” accessed a mobile app called MyQuest by Care360 on Nov. 26 this year. Data accessed included name, date of birth, lab results, and, in some instances, phone numbers, according to a Quest Diagnostics statement.

Quest Diagnostics said that Social Security numbers, credit card information, insurance and other financial information was not accessed. “There is no indication that individuals’ information has been misused in any way,” it said, in its statement.

Read the full article in Fox News Tech.