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Author : Mohit Kumar on 12/02/2012 09:25:00 PM
Nationwide Insurance was breached last week and Sensitive information of about 1 Million people is at risk. The FBI is investigating a breach, including policy and non-policy holders.
Nationwide mailed notices to all affected individuals last Friday. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens issued the following statement Monday concerning the unauthorized access of Nationwide Insurance‘s website.
Spokeswoman Elizabeth Giannetti confirmed a statement by the California Department of Insurance earlier in the day which said “names, social security numbers, and other identifying information” of one million policyholders and non-policy holders were exposed. No credit card details were revealed.
About 30,000 people in Georgia were affected, as well as more than 12,000 in South Carolina.
Are you affected ? call The Nationwide at number 800-760-1125. Affected members and applicants free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services from Equifax for at least one year.
The insurance company has not provided details on how a database on its computer system was compromised.
Mohit Kumar aka ‘Unix Root’ is Founder and Editor-in-chief of ‘The Hacker News’. He is a Security Researcher and Analyst, with experience in various aspects of Information Security. His editorials always get people thinking and participating in the new and exciting world of cyber security. Other than this : He is an Internet Activist, Strong supporter of Anonymous & Wikileaks. His all efforts are to make internet more Secure.
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