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Nationwide Mutual hack affected ‘1.1 million Americans’

Posted: December 7, 2012 2:35 pm
By: - Information Security  

By Charlie Osborne

A Nationwide Mutual Insurance data breach that took place on October 3 apparently affected over a million Americans. The company reported to the North Carolina Attorney General that 1.1 million American customers may have been affected by the data breach, conducted by an unknown party and potentially from overseas. A portion of the network used by Nationwide Insurance and Allied Insurance was the hacker’s target, which means that not only Nationwide customers were placed at risk, but customers that used third parties to request insurance quotes may also have had their data stolen. Attorney General Tom Miller has cautioned the Ohio-based firm’s customers, saying that: “This hacking case affects a large number of people, including Nationwide customers and non-customers alike.”
Source: http://www.zdnet.com/nationwide-mutual-hack-affected-1-1-million-americans-7000008405/