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Axa division in Asia hit by ransomware cyber attack

Stock MarketsMay 16, 2021 08:06PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of French Insurer Axa is seen outside a building in Les Sorinieres near Nantes, France, May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) - French insurer Axa said on Sunday that one of its businesses in Asia was hit by a ransomware attack, adding that it was investigating after some data processed in Thailand was accessed.

The group said the cyber attack had targeted its Asia Assistance division, impacting IT operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

"As a result, certain data processed by Inter Partners Asia (IPA) in Thailand has been accessed," the Paris-based company said, adding it would notify corporate clients and individuals if it found they had been affected.

The Financial Times earlier reported the attack, adding that it came after cyber criminals using ransomware called Avaddon said on Saturday that they had hacked the group's Asia operations and stolen three terabytes of data, in a dark web post seen by the newspaper.

Axa division in Asia hit by ransomware cyber attack
 

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Ann ho
Ann ho May 16, 2021 11:42PM ET
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this is the businesses no time line in this century . just keep staying alert stay safe.
Ji Go
Ji Go May 16, 2021 6:54PM ET
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I guess we are at the beginning of the cyber pirate era.
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people still use axa? wth?, come allianz much much better & cheaper hik hik ;)
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