LabCorp hacked? Investigation under way (UPDATED)

Ryan Parry reports:

Hackers breached the network of one of the largest clinical laboratories in America sparking fears of a major cyber security breach, can reveal.

According to a company insider senior managers were informed that the entire computer network of LabCorp, a Fortune 500 company, was shut down across the US Sunday morning after hackers tried to access the private medical records of millions of people.

Read more on Daily Mail. has reached out to LabCorp for a statement and will update this when one is received.

Update July 16, 9:56 pm. LabCorp provided this site with the following statement:

During the weekend of July 14, 2018, LabCorp detected suspicious activity on its information technology network. LabCorp immediately took certain systems offline as part of its comprehensive response to contain the activity. This temporarily affected test processing and customer access to test results over the weekend. Work has been ongoing to restore full system functionality as quickly as possible, testing operations have substantially resumed today, and we anticipate that additional systems and functions will be restored throughout the next several days. Some customers of LabCorp Diagnostics may experience brief delays in receiving results as we complete that process.

The suspicious activity has been detected only on LabCorp Diagnostics systems.

There is no indication that it affected systems used by Covance Drug Development. At this time, there is no evidence of unauthorized transfer or misuse of data. LabCorp has notified the relevant authorities of the suspicious activity and will cooperate in any investigation.

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