ReproSource Data Breach & Quest Diagnostics Ransomware Attack
Quest Diagnostics recently informed the SEC about an August 2021 ransomware attack affecting ReproSource, a fertility clinic owned by Quest. The ransomware attack led to a data breach, which compromised the personal health and financial information for about 350,000 ReproSource patients.
In a statement, Quest said ReproSource experienced a data security incident where an unauthorized party may have accessed or acquired the protected health information and other personally identifiable information.
When personal data is stolen, it may be sold and later misused, placing victims at significant risk of fraud and identity theft. Medical data theft has become big business and individuals expect healthcare entities to protect their personal information.
When companies like Quest and ReproSource fail to protect your data, legal action may be necessary to recover rightful compensation.
Quest ReproSource Data Breach
Quest has confirmed that on August 8, 2021, an unauthorized party accessed the ReproSource IT network, and two days later ransomware was discovered.
ReproSource launched a data breach investigation and hired cybersecurity experts to assist. ReproSource began sending out breach notification letters to data breach victims in late September. Personal information that may have been compromised includes:
- Phone numbers
- Email addresses
- Dates of birth
- Billing information
- Medical history information
- Health insurance information
- Driver’s license numbers
- Passport numbers
- Social Security numbers
- Financial account numbers
- Credit card numbers
Healthcare Data Breach Lawyer
Quest has said the data of the entire company was not affected by the security incident at ReproSource but the damage is still widespread.
ReproSource is the second fertility clinic to send out breach notifications after a ransomware attack so far this year after Reproductive Biology Associates notified around 38,000 patients of a ransomware attack in April.
The Lyon Firm is currently involved in a number of class action data breach lawsuits, representing plaintiffs nationwide. If you have had your data stolen, contact Joe Lyon for a free and confidential consultation.