US' Largest Medical Laboratory Shut Down Its System Over Data Breach Fear

The US' largest medical diagnostics laboratory  LabCorp, is investigating a "suspicious activity" on its network over the weekend.

The company revealed that there is a possibility of a data breach after hackers tried to gain the access to the IT network. Upon noticing the incident, IT officials immediately shut down the company’s every system.

"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," LabCorp's spokespeople.

LabCorp has not given any kind of details about the intrusion, but they have shut down its systems as a preventive measure. However, the firm assures that till now there is no report of any kind of data breach, and they are are trying their best to restore the system back as soon as possible.

"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."

Meanwhile, everyone anticipates the extent of damage caused to millions of patients if the lab has faced data breach.