AIA checking all systems after portal data found insecure

AIA said last Friday that it was still in the process of contacting the affected individuals. The Personal Data Protection Commission is investigating the incident.
AIA said last Friday that it was still in the process of contacting the affected individuals. The Personal Data Protection Commission is investigating the incident.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Insurer takes down inactive site containing data of 225 agents, ex-agents and their family members

Insurance company AIA is running a check on all its systems after one of its Web portals, which contained the personal information of more than 200 people, was found to be publicly accessible.

When The Straits Times visited the portal last Wednesday, it was found to contain the names, NRIC numbers, gender, dates of birth and contact numbers of 225 AIA agents, former agents and their family members, including children as young as two.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2019, with the headline 'AIA checking all systems after portal data found insecure'. Print Edition | Subscribe