French insurer Axa’s Asia Assistance division attacked by ransomware

In a statement French insurer Axa said one of its businesses in Asia was hit by a ransomware attack. It is now investigating the cyber incident. Hackers were able to access some of its data in Thailand.

The cyber attack on its Asia Assistance division impacted IT operations in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and in the Philippines.

“As a result, certain data processed by Inter Partners Asia (IPA) in Thailand has been accessed,” said Axa while adding, it would notify corporate clients and individuals if their data had been affected by the cyber attack.

In a report the Financial Times said, cyber criminals using a ransomware called Avaddon had hacked the group’s Asia operations and had stolen three terabytes of data, and had posted the same in the dark web.


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