New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics says 34,000 customer accounts hacked

New Jersey-based medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. says a hack of an internet application on its network has exposed the personal health information of about 34,000 people.



A spokesperson for the company, located in Madison, says "an unauthorized third party" gained access to customer information including names, dates of birth, lab results and in some instances, telephone numbers. The stolen data did not include Social Security numbers, credit card accounts, insurance details or any other financial information. 



The breach apparently happened on Nov. 26.



Quest said Monday it is working with a cybersecurity firm and law enforcement to investigate the breach, while taking steps to prevent similar incidents from recurring.



The company said it has notified affected clients by mail and has set up a dedicated number to field questions regarding the breach at 888-320-9970.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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