The security breach in LabCorp has put millions of it’s patients at risk, where LabCorp serves more than 115 million patients annually. Hackers managed to gain access to the LabCorp’s network on July 14th and their IT team shut down certain parts of the network to stop the hack.
LabCorp is a Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, which is popularly known as LabCorp, the American S&P 500 company has it’s headquarters in Burlington, North Carolina.
In response to the attack, LabCorp says there is no evidence of unauthorized access or any misuse of the patient data and the company said it has notified relevant authorities about the intrusion and will cooperate in any investigation.
DailyMail in their reports says that according to company inside senior manager the entire network was shut down on Sunday morning as the hackers try accessing the patient’s personal data.
The company also said it notify patients within 60 days after discovery of the breach. Recently LabCorp also won the lawsuit filed against HIPAA violation.
Also, the firm says the customers of LabCorp Diagnostics may experience a delay in receiving the results and the suspicious activity detected on LabCorp Diagnostics systems.
LabCorp says there is no indication of activities with Covance Drug Development systems. The company said Work has been ongoing to restore full system functionality as quickly as possible.
There is a drastic increase in the number of attacks and 2017 is the year for some worst data breaches, many of the 2017 data breach due to security misconfiguration, insecure data storage and overall inadequate solutions to protect data.
According to the Breach Level Index (BLI), the average total loss of data records through the year 2017 is 5,076,479 and the global data breach cost is $3.62 million according to the ponemon case study.
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Felix Onyenobi is a technology enthusiast and loves to write. He is a co-founder at SkyNet Digital Agency. Also a web developer, Penetration tester and ethical hacker.