Medical Information of 233,000 Individuals Exposed after Genetic Testing Lab Hack

Security Boulevard

Alina Bizga

As the tab for security incidents in 2020 remains open, cybercriminals are diligently looking for new ways to attack and capitalize on valuable healthcare information. More than 143 security incidents have been added to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Breach Reporting Tool since the beginning of the year, and bad actors are not showing signs of halting their disruptive actions any time soon.

Last months’ showstopper is Ambry Genetics, a California-based genetic testing laboratory that revealed a security incident potentially exposing the personal health information (PHI) of 233,000 customers, including:

• Customer names • Medical information • Information related to customers’ use of the genetic laboratory’s services • Limited amount of...

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