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5,400 AXA Customers’ Personal Data Potentially Exposed in Breach


A data breach might have exposed personal information belonging to 5,400 customers of the French life insurance agency AXA.

The firm began sending out e-mails notifying affected customers of the incident on 7 September. AXA expects it will send out the last of these alerts by the end of the day on 8 September.

As quoted by The Straits Times, here’s what the firm’s data protection officer Eric Lelyon says in the breach notice:

“We wish to inform you that because of a recent cyber attack, personal data belonging to about 5,400 of our customers, past and present, on our Health Portal was compromised.” Leylon goes on to specify that the incident possibly exposed customers’ email addresses, dates of birth, and mobile phone numbers they used to receive one-time passcodes (OTPs) when logging into the firm’s portal. He says there’s no evidence at this time to suggest that the breach exposed anyone’s financial data, health status, ID number, or any other information. Even so, AXA’s...(continued)
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