The Japanese subsidiaries of two major insurance companies say they illegally leaked the personal information of more than 2 million of their life policy holders.
They pointed out that the computers of intermediary companies, which are business partners, may have been hacked.
Aflac Life Insurance Japan said the breach affected its company’s 1.32 million cancer life policyholders. The information that was stolen included names, age That includes gender and insurance numbers, the company said.
Zurich Insurance Company says it may have leaked data on 757,000 of its company’s past and present policyholders. Among them, the name My gender, Birthday, The company said it could include email addresses and insurance numbers.
So far, the companies have not confirmed any illegal use of personal information. They said that the computers of the American companies they were assigned to work may have been hacked.