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Sensitive information of 1 Million people breached at Nationwide Insurance

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The insurance company has not provided details  on how a database on its computer system was compromised.
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Photo-Mohit+(Mobile)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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