Cyber Security Questions and Answers
With a growing number of scams and data breaches occurring across Australia, including the recent Optus data breach, it is our priority and always has been to protect our people, clients and communities.
Has Achmea Australia been impacted by the data breach?
Achmea Australia is not an Optus customer and therefore our systems and our clients’ data have not been compromised by the Optus data breach.
How is Achmea Australia working to help detect and prevent suspicious activity?
- We use some of the latest technology and security measures to help protect your data.
- Since the recent Optus data breach, we have increased monitoring and tightened our security even further.
- We have heightened our ID theft monitoring.
- Achmea Australia will never contact you with a request you to confirm and/or give out your personal or security details (like your credit card or passwords), even if it looks legitimate. Please inform us via [email protected] or 1800 724 214 if you receive such a request.
Will my policy with Achmea Australia cover any claims arising from or related to cyber-attacks?
We assess all claims in accordance with the terms, conditions and exclusions in our All-in-One Farm Pack Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Our PDS excludes claims arising from, related to or associated with cyber-attacks.
However, our clients always have the right to lodge a claim and have their individual circumstances reviewed before a decision on coverage is made.
For more information and to understand what is included and excluded from your policy with Achmea Australia, please refer to the relevant PDS which is available from the ‘Downloads’ section of our website, or contact us if you have any questions about your cover.
If you are concerned that your personal information may have been disclosed due to the Optus data breach, please check the Optus website for information in the first instance. You may also contact Optus via the My Optus App or call 133 937.
For general key resources, advice on the Optus data breach, including information about responding to a data breach notification, please refer to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
Australian Government agencies have developed a fact sheet about the Optus data breach.
If you have a question for us and the answer is not listed here, or if you see anything that raises concern about how Achmea Australia protects your data, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 1800 724 214. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
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