In a recent press release, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (“Quest”) announced that it was investigating an unauthorized third-party intrusion into one of its Internet applications that compromised the Protected Health Information (“PHI”) of approximately 34,000 individuals.

Quest’s Data Breach

According to the press release, on November 26, 2016, an unauthorized third party accessed Quest’s MyQuest by Care360 application and obtained information including names, dates of birth, lab results, and, in some instances, telephone numbers. Quest stated that the information accessed did not include Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, insurance or other financial information. Quest stated that the vulnerability in its application was immediately addressed and that Quest is taking steps to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

Who may have been affected?

According to the press release, approximately 34,000 individuals have been affected, and Quest has notified them all by mail.

What can those who may have been affected do?

Anyone who feels they may have been harmed by the breach can contact the Kehoe Law Firm for help.  Those who have been notified by Quest that their information was affected and has noticed unusual activity related to their Protected Health Information can speak to an attorney for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling Michael Yarnoff, Esq. at (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, or sending an e-mail to [email protected].

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