AIA acts after data found publicly accessible

AIA said it is running a check on all its systems and that it became aware of the issue last Wednesday when a member of the public was able to access the portal.
AIA said it is running a check on all its systems and that it became aware of the issue last Wednesday when a member of the public was able to access the portal.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The names, NRIC numbers, genders, dates of birth and contact numbers of 225 AIA agents, former agents and their family members, including children as young as two, were found to be publicly accessible on the insurance firm's portal last week.

AIA said it is running a check on all its systems and that it became aware of the issue last Wednesday when a member of the public was able to access the portal. Singapore's privacy watchdog is investigating the incident.

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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 'Insurer acts after data found publicly accessible'. Print Edition | Subscribe