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The French data protection regulator, CNIL, has reported that Viamedis and Almerys, operators managing third-party payment for complementary health insurance, experienced a computer attack in January that resulted in a data breach affecting over 33 million people. The compromised data includes personal information such as marital status, date of birth, social security numbers, and details of the health insurance contracts taken out by policyholders and their families. However, sensitive data such as banking information, medical data, health reimbursements, postal details, telephone numbers, and emails were not affected by the breach.
The CNIL was informed by Viamedis and Almerys of the computer attack to which they were victims at the end of January. These operators, who manage third-party payment for complementary health insurance, saw the data necessary for their missions be compromised during this breach.