The hacking of the official health insurance website resulted in a major data leak. In fact, the ZATAZ monitoring service wants to warn the French and reports that more than a million users have been victims of this affair. Our colleagues from the online magazine Lemon squeezer bring the details of this terrible scam to light. Because as they specify, the victims of this embezzlement will see their personal data resold online. Needless to say, the buyers of the pirated data will not use them other than to try a new scam.
Hacking: In fact, hacking the Health Insurance website will allow scammers to use even more powerful methods to carry out their phishing plans. And Object invites you to immediately change your passwords for other sites if you had the same as for your Ameli account. In fact, the data leak mainly concerns passwords and identifiers for more than 1 million people. Also change your Ameli password as soon as possible to avoid seeing even more personal data end up for sale online.
How did the health insurance hack happen?
By the time the site was hacked, health insurance fraud was already widespread. Like the CPF scams or the famous messages pretending to be your phone operator or gendarmerie. Phishing, or phishing, uses increasingly sophisticated methods to deceive its victims. And recently, these scams could therefore also pretend to be CAF or Ameli.
Hacking: But what happened here is much more serious. For it is not only isolated victims who fall into the net of criminals. More than 1 million people find themselves vulnerable to the next and even more effective phishing attempt. Cybercrime, hacking of all kinds, is constantly on the rise, and this coup has just made its sad self shine history. According to the available information on the subject, especially those reported by our colleagues from the magazine Lemon squeezer, a single person can be behind this hack. And for him to succeed, two hypotheses are put forward. The first is a massive phishing campaign. Although it seems unlikely that more than a million people have been taken in by such a scam, it is the most likely hypothesis. Object give you, hard to believe that a mistake in security can take place in a place as important as this.
L’Assurance Maladie warns insureds against fraudulent phone calls and against sending fraudulent emails and text messages.
Be careful ! https://t.co/hzKrv3oGos#phishing #cyber security #PROUDTOPROTECT @Assur_Maladie pic.twitter.com/WD1MW3a18E
– CPAM BdR News (@ Cpam13_BdR) June 22, 2022
Are you one of the victims of this scam?
Hacking: The second hypothesis that leads to the success of this hacking is that of 0-day error. In short, the malicious person would have succeeded in circumventing the security measures on the health insurance side in order to steal much of his information. He would then have disappeared to resell the stolen data to the highest bidder on the net. Information that goes beyond the victims’ simple passwords and identifiers.
With this Health Insurance hack, victims should actually know that several items regarding them are therefore available to fraud experts. Their social security numbers, their postal addresses and sometimes even their bank details (the ones that make it possible to refund care). There is no doubt that this is a very serious matter that must concern us all.
To make sure you are not one of the victims of this massive hack, check out your recent exchanges with Ameli. You must be able to make sure that you have exchanged with the right Health Insurance. And that instead you have not fallen for a phishing scam.
Meanwhile, the health insurance site is taking further precautions to increase its online security. But as the hack is more likely to come from a large-scale phishing campaign, it is also stepping up its phishing prevention campaign. More than ever, Object invites you to exercise the utmost vigilance.
📞💻📱⚠️ Fraudulent calls, emails and text messages robbing Health Insurance: Be on guard!
→ how to recognize them and the right reflexes to use to protect yourself from them 🔐
# Tuesday advice #Phishing #cyber security pic.twitter.com/dTvMZKnbTE
– Paris Health Insurance (@ CPAM_75) June 28, 2022
In fact, traps are everywhere and not just online. Calls you receive, voicemails, emails and even messages (not just emails) can be hacking attempts.