Oklahoma warns that Nationwide Insurance has breach
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 5:09 AM
The Oklahoma Insurance Department has been notified that the personal information of 534 Oklahomans may have been compromised during an online security breach at Nationwide Insurance Co. based in Columbus, Ohio.
The computer network, used by Nationwide and Allied Insurance, was attacked on Oct. 3.
The FBI is investigating the attack. An initial analysis has indicated that the compromised information included names and some combination of the customers' Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and/or their dates of birth and possibly their marital statuses, genders, and occupations, and the names and addresses of their employers.
Nationwide officials have begun sending out notification letters to those whose personal information may have been compromised or involved in the attack.
Although there has been no evidence that any personal information has been misused, Nationwide has arranged for free credit report monitoring and identity theft protection services to the affected customers for one year.
Nationwide has a toll-free hot line to field questions from anyone who may have been affected, 1-800-760-1125.
Or, contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department Consumer Assistance hot line at 1-800-522-0071.
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