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Insurer Aegon Life says data of 10,000 Indian customers possibly exposed

This incident was not the result of a hack or malicious activity and Aegon Life does not have evidence that customer information was taken, the company said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Insurance, a joint venture between the Netherlands-based Aegon and India's Times Group, on Friday said its website possibly exposed data of 10,000 customers.

The company, however, said it is investigating the matter.

This incident was not the result of a hack or malicious activity and does not have evidence that customer information was taken, it further said.

"Insurance, India announces that a vulnerability on their website exposed information of some Indian customers who had used web forms to get in touch with Aegon Life," it said in a release.

"Aegon Life immediately fixed the vulnerability and have since informed all customers of this exposure. Aegon Life estimates that up to 10,000 customers were possibly affected."

"We will initiate an outreach program in coming days to offer guidance to affected customers and to let them know what information was exposed. At Aegon Life, data security and customer privacy are of utmost importance and we will continue to be transparent with customers as we investigate further," the company said.

First Published: Fri, August 02 2019. 20:05 IST
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