Aussie Travel Cover has hundreds of thousands of records stolen in hacking, policy holders not informed

About “three quarters of a million” records of personal information had been stolen, including items like addresses and partial credit card details!

One of the country’s largest travel insurance companies opted not to tell customers about a hacking that saw potentially hundreds of thousands of Australians’ personal information stolen and parts of its customer database posted online.
Aussie Travel Cover was made aware that its computer system was hacked on December 18 last year and let third party agents know about the hack a few days later on December 23, but did not inform insurance policy holders or customers.
The hacker stole a large amount of personal information of travel insurance clients, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, travel dates and how much policies cost.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-19/aussie-travel-cover-hacked-customers-not-told/6025652
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