Pacific Guardian Life Insurance says 165,000 people had financial information stolen in 2023 attack


More than 165,000 people had sensitive financial information stolen by cybercriminals in an August 2023 cyberattack on a Hawaii-based insurance giant.

Pacific Guardian Life Insurance deposit documents with Maine regulators and put a notice on its website regarding a data breach that began on August 25.

“On September 5, 2023, PGL identified suspicious activity within its email environment,” the company said, explaining that an investigation into the incident concluded on March 5.

The stolen information includes Social Security numbers, financial account information, medical information and much more.

Federal law enforcement has been notified of the incident, the company said in the breach notification letters.

Founded in 1961, the insurance giant has thousands of customers in 46 states.

This incident is part of a continuation of violations affecting millions of customers who use the services of American companies or work for one of them.

A New England health insurance company admitted that more victims than previously thought were affected by a ransomware attack Last year. The company declared 2.86 million people sensitive data such as social security numbers were stolen in the attack.

Two days ago, a major cancer hospital in California said more than 820,000 people had their information exposed to hackers who broke into company systems in October.

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