Axa Asia Operations Are Attacked by Ransomware and Stolen Data

Written by on 19-05-2021
Axa Asia Operations Are Attacked by Ransomware and Stolen Data Image source: Financial Times

The Insurance group Axa was reported one of its Asian business operations has been affected by ransomware, countries include Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, according to Financial Times.

The attacks happened on Sunday, impacting many Asian operations, almost three terabytes worth of data was stolen by a group of hackers named Abaddon. According to their dark web post, they revealed all data that was stolen include customers’ personally identifiable information, medical records and claims, data from hospitals and doctors and so much more, all these stolen data are shared as proof of a compromised company.

“A dedicated task force with external forensic experts is investigating the incident,” the company added, saying regulators and business partners have been informed, “sensitive data of any individuals have been affected, the necessary steps will be taken to notify and support all corporate clients and individuals impacted”, they added.

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