Lifelabs reported a cyberattack that impacted more than 15 Million Customers who used LifeLabs for medical tests. Lifelabs is Canada’s largest general diagnostic and medical laboratory founded in
Jan 1, 2011.
The company said that hackers gain unauthorized access to computer systems. Most of the customers affected are in British, Columbia and Ontario.
What are the Data Impacted?
Lifelabs engaged with the world-class cybersecurity experts to isolate the systems affected in the cyberattack and determine the scope of the breach.
The company confirms that the following data has been accessed includes, name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number and lab test results.
“I want to say I am sorry that this happened. As we manage through this issue, my team and I remain focused on the best interests of our customers. You entrust us with important health information, and we take that responsibility very seriously,” said Charles Brown President and CEO of LifeLabs.
Lifelabs said that they are to make payment for retrieving the data and they are in the process of negotiations with cybercriminals.
According to the CBC report, the company has lost track of a hard drive that has more than 16,000 patients that contain electrocardiograms gathered at three facilities between 2007 and 2013.
The company said that they have “fixed the system issues related to criminal activity and worked around the clock to put in place additional safeguards to protect your information. In the interest of transparency and as required by privacy regulations, we are making this announcement to notify all customers.”
The incident has been reported to law enforcement agencies and the investigation and they are currently investigating the matter.