Health insurance: 500,000 policyholders’ data hacked – In the News – Destination Santé

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21 March 2022

“Your Carte vitale is about to expire, please update your card to continue using our services”. Maybe you got this SMS followed by a link you shouldn’t click: this is a (new) scam targeting CPAM policyholders.

Some states, such as Morbihan (Brittany), have already relayed the warning from the government account @cybermalveillance.gouv.fr Twitter account for helping victims of cyber-malicity: As at the end of January, false messages – emails or SMS – are sent to hundreds of Medicare beneficiaries. These messages encouraging people to click on a link to update or renew their Carte Vitale are actually scams.

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“Personal administrative data on approximately 500,000 Medicare policyholders has been accessed by unauthorized persons, according to ongoing investigations.”confirmed the CPAM on its website ameli.fr this Monday morning. “From preliminary analysis, it appears that attackers were able to connect to the accounts of healthcare professionals whose email addresses have been compromised.”

Bank information is not affected

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What data are we talking about? The “hackers” were able to access data on the social security number, identity (surname, first name, date of birth, gender) and the rights of the insured (statement of the attending physician, supplementary solidarity health or government allocation). medical assistance, possible 100% coverage). On the other hand, data on any disease, contact information (e-mail and postal address, phone number) and bank information are out of question.

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Medicare initiated criminal proceedings after these actions. Moreover, “Every insured person concerned will receive a letter or email from Medicare to warn him/her of the phishing/phishing risks they may face”.

To protect against possible fraudulent attempts, Medicare recommends:

  • Pay attention to the sender of the message, even if it looks like an official sender;
  • Pay attention to the content and tone of the received message;
  • Pay attention to the attachments;
  • Never respond to an unsolicited request for bank information;
  • Change your passwords regularly;
  • Do not respond to requests for bank and personal information from unknown numbers.
  • Source: @cybermalveillance.gouv.fr, Health insurance, 21 March 2022

  • Written by: Charlotte David – Edited by Emmanuel Ducreuzet

Source From: Google News

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