Biggest Data Breach to-date in France Affects 50% of the Population

March 7, 2024

INCIDENT

Two French service providers for medical insurance companies were targeted by a cyberattack. The hack has been determined to impact over 33 million people in the country. The "tiers payant," a payment system in which the patient doesn't have to pay the full cost of medical services upfront, may be unavailable for certain health professionals but still available for the patients.

While the exposed data does not include financial info, it is still enough to raise the risk of phishing scams, social engineering, identity theft, and insurance fraud for the exposed individuals.

Incident Date

January 28, 2024

Location

France

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified