LabCorp revealed that approximately 7.7 million patients have been affected by a data breach, USA Today reports. The medical testing company announced the discovery in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The breach occurred at third-party collection firm American Medical Collection Agency, the same collection agency used by Quest Diagnostics. The announcement came just one day after Quest Diagnostics confirmed 11.9 million patients were affected by a data breach. Meanwhile, Health Data Management reports that Premera Blue Cross has agreed to pay $32 million to settle one of the largest health care data breaches in the U.S. In 2014, hackers accessed the personal information of 10.6 million individuals, although the breach was not discovered until 2015. Premera also agreed to a three-year commitment and at least $42 million in funding to strengthen its information security program.
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