Florida affected in hack of 34,000 patients' health information, Quest Diagnostics says

Quest Diagnostics has announced that the personal health and identifying information of about 34,000 people was recently compromised.

MADISON, N.J. — Quest Diagnostics has announced that the personal health and identifying information of about 34,000 people was recently compromised.

Company officials said that Florida was affected by the hack and that 11,000 Floridans’ personal information might have been compromised.

“I think it’s the responsibility of the company having that information to invest in keeping that information safe,” said Jeffrey Perez, a Quest customer.

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The company made the announcement on its website Monday, saying that someone was able to hack into its system and gain access to names, date of births, lab results and, in some instances, telephone numbers.

Social Security numbers, credit card information, insurance and other financial information was not accessed, Quest said in a media release.

So far, it does not appear that the information gathered in the hack has been misused in any way, the company said.

Affected individuals were notified by mail and a toll-free phone number, 800-320-9970, has been established to allow people to call in with questions about the incident.

An investigation into the data breach is ongoing and steps were being taken to prevent future incidents, Quest said.

Monica Rivera gets her blood drawn several times a year at Quest Diagnostics. She said she wasn’t happy to learn last month that someone hacked into her account, Myquest by Care360 account. It’s an online portal that patients use to access their medical information.

“When I hear that, that’s not good,” Rivera said to Channel 9’s Jeff Deal. “I don’t trust nobody. I don’t trust nobody.”

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