Health insurer Hapvida suffers cyberattack

Brazilian health insurer Hapvida has suffered a cyberattack potentially involving access to the personal information of its customers.
Hapvida business ITHapvida said, after a preliminary assessment of the security breach, that the attackers did not access customers’ medical records or financial information.

Hapvida said in a securities filing on Monday that the attack was blocked by Hapvida’s own information security officers and third-party companies specializing in dealing with this type of issue.

An analysis on the extent of the breach is still under way, the company said. The health insurer company is conducting a complete review of its IT infrastructure and applications aimed at strengthening protections and mitigating risks, the filing said.