A cyberattack on the after-hours call service of New Zealand’s largest insurer of medical professionals has potentially exposed the personal data of its members.
MAS insurance has released a statement on Friday revealing a third-party supplier of after-hours call-center services for the company “has recently notified us of a breach of their systems through a cyber-attack”.
“If you have ever used this after-hours service, it is possible they hold some personal data of yours,” MAS chief executive Martin Stokes said.
“To date, we have no confirmation this data has been compromised, but out of an abundance of caution we have suspended use of this supplier.”
While the situation is being resolved with the third-party call center, Stokes said a team at MAS will provide limited after-hours services and follow up with any messages left with it outside business hours.
The cyberattack on MAS is the latest in a series of possible breaches of the personal data of New Zealand health-related insurers and government organisations.