Hackers Get Personal Information On 34,000 Customers Of Quest Diagnostics
The lab company's data breach did not include credit card information or Social Security numbers, Quest officials say. Meanwhile, the federal government has extended insurance enrollment for employees after its website crashed Monday.
Quest Data Breach Exposes Private Health Information Of 34,000 Patients
Quest Diagnostics Inc., a lab services company, is investigating an online data breach that exposed the test results and other personal information of 34,000 patients nationwide. The New Jersey-based company announced Monday that an "unauthorized third party" hacked into the MyQuest patient portal Nov. 26, accessing protected health information including name, date of birth, lab results and in some cases, phone numbers. It said the breach did not include Social Security numbers or credit card, insurance or other financial information. (Channick, 12/13)
The Washington Post:
After Federal Employee Insurance Website Crashes, Procrastinators Get Reprieve
The government has temporarily extended the open enrollment season for the vision and dental benefits program for federal employees, after a website crashed on Monday, officially the last day for signing up or changing coverage. (Yoder, 12/13)