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Sensitive information of 1 Million people breached at Nationwide Insurance

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.

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