Philippines Health Insurer Hacked: What We Know
Faizan Hashmi Published October 09, 2023 | 03:50 PM
Manila, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Oct, 2023) Hackers have stolen the personal data of potentially millions of people from the Philippines's national health insurer, which has urged members to change their passwords after the "staggering" cyberattack.
What did the hackers steal?
PhilHealth and the government have yet to say exactly how many people have been impacted, but the insurer warned members in a notice that data such as addresses, phone numbers and insurance IDs was compromised.
PhilHealth asked members to monitor credit card transactions and change passwords, especially for financial services.
An investigation into the scale of the attack is ongoing, but the National Privacy Commission has described the amount of data stolen as "staggering".