3. Once more unto the breach

While perhaps overshadowed by an exponentially larger data breach, the healthcare sector had to deal with its own data attack this week. Quest Diagnostics—a pharma service provider and owner of the MyQuest™ by Care360 personal health app—announced Monday that a third party had accessed user data of 34,000 patients using their app. The intrusion left users’ names, dates of birth, lab results and phone numbers exposed. You may have recently noticed Quest Diagnostics in the news for their IBM partnership using Watson to advance precision medicine in cancer treatment. We’re not saying that has anything to do with the breach, but that’s exactly the kind of info an amoral robot with a singular mission would need for its cause. Just sayin’.