Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Columbus, OH - Nationwide Insurance Says Data Breach Affects 1.1M

Published on: December 5, 2012 04:52 PM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  

Columbus, OH - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. says someone attacked part of its computer network and likely stole personal information affecting more than 1.1 million people.

The Columbus, Ohio-based company says the Oct. 3 data breach occurred in a network also used by Allied Insurance. It has determined the compromised information included names, birth dates and Social Security and driver’s license numbers for customers and others who sought insurance quotes.


Nationwide is sending letters notifying those affected and is offering them free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for a year. The insurer says it isn’t aware of the compromised information being misused.

Nationwide is one of the world’s biggest insurance and financial services companies. It says the breach was discovered the day it happened and was contained.

Law enforcement is investigating the breach.



Nationwide’s online notice: http://www.nationwide.com/notice.jsp

More of today's headlines

Sydney, Australia - Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, a prominent Australian philanthropist and mother of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has died at age 103. News Ltd., the... Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israelis hardened their positions Wednesday over a contentious new settlement push around Jerusalem, with Israel going full throttle on...



Read Comments (1)  —  Post Yours »


 Dec 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM Anonymous Says:

I guess Nationwide is not on my side.


to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up

Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!