Medical lab allegedly exposed customer info on P2P, claims it was the victim

Security company Tiversa uncovered confidential health care information by scanning P2P networks.

A medical testing laboratory called LabMD has been accused of exposing the personal information of about 10,000 customers on a peer-to-peer file sharing network.

The company has been fighting the claims, saying a security firm that uncovered the breach victimized LabMD by downloading a large spreadsheet containing sensitive customer information.

The US Federal Trade Commission today said it filed a complaint which "alleges that LabMD billing information for over 9,000 consumers was found on a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network and then, in 2012, LabMD documents containing sensitive personal information of at least 500 consumers were found in the hands of identity thieves."

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