Axa’s Asian Division Suffers Ransomware Cyber Attack


French insurer Axa revealed on sunday that one of its businesses in Asia was hit by a ransomware attack.

Axa added that it was investigating after some data processed in Thailand was accessed.

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

According to the Financial Times, the attack 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.


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