Fri. Jun 5th, 2020

The Number of Patients Affected By AMCA Data Breach Just Got Higher

Person selecting a blood sample, close up.

AMCA isn’t having a good year, and it seems like its troubles aren’t going to let up anytime soon.


Earlier this year, the collection firm suffered a massive data breach that affected 7.7 million patients at LabCorp, 11.9 million patients at Quest Diagnostics, and a little over 422 thousand patients at BioReference Laboratories. Combined, the total number of affected patients passed 20 million.


Now, TechCrunch reports that another lab — Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) — has come forward.


In a statement, the lab said:

“At the time of AMCA’s initial notification, AMCA did not provide CPL with enough information for CPL to identify potentially affected patients or confirm the nature of patient information potentially involved in the incident, and CPL’s investigation is on-going.”


So far, 34,500 patients have had their credit card or banking information compromised.


Shortly after the breach was disclosed, AMCA filed for bankruptcy.