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Healthcare Hackers Break into Databases of 20M Medical Test Biz Patients

Hackers have raided databases containing millions of medical test lab patients’ personal and payment information, making off with at least hundreds of thousands of people’s banking details.

The ransacked data stores were maintained by American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) on behalf of blood-testing biz LabCorp and medical-testing giant Quest Diagnostics.

On Tuesday this week, LabCorp sent a filing to America’s Securities and Exchange Commission notifying the regulator that a database of 7.7 million of its patients – a database outsourced to payment collections agency AMCA – had been broken into by hackers. That silo stored people’s first and last names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, and amounts of money owed or paid. Furthermore, approximately 200,000 entries containing credit card or bank account info were almost certainly siphoned off by the miscreants.

Read more at The Register

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