"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."
"In this instance, there was no mention how long the attackers stayed within the system, but it is worrying that customers who may be targets of phishing attacks over the last few months were warned that it may be connected to this incident.
"The attack on AXA is another clear indication that cyber attackers will go after any industries. Attackers will inadvertently find a way to get in, therefore, it is more important to kick them out before they can do real damage."AXA has filed a police report and is currently working with the authorities to better understand what happened. While its investigation continues, customers should use these expert tips to change their passwords for the firm's portal. They should also familiarize themselves with the telltale signs of common phishing attacks and do all they can to protect themselves against bad actors who might seek to steal their compromised mobile phone numbers. News of this breach came on the same day that U.S. credit reporting firm Equifax disclosed a "cybersecurity incident" that may have affected 143 million U.S. consumers.