• The AMCA data breach came to light in early June 2019.
  • The company’s investigation revealed that the hackers may have had gained accessed to its payment system since August 2018.

New details about the AMCA data breach have emerged recently. It has been found that the breach has affected many more healthcare firms in the United States than previously known.

One day after Quest Diagnostics reported that nearly 12 million of its patients were potentially affected by a malicious breach of third-party bill collection vendor American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), fellow clinical testing firm LabCorp acknowledged that roughly 7.7 million of its customers may be affected by the same incident.

Healthcare has become a favorite target for criminals, and some medical organizations are reacting by looking at outside providers to keep their data secure.But jumping to the cloud without first taking some precautions can be a mistake, experts say.

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