Nationwide Insurance Data Breach Could Affect 28,000 in Georgia

November 21, 2012

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has confirmed that 28,467 households in the state could be affected by an online security breach involving Nationwide Insurance Co.

Hudgens said the company notified him that a portion of its computer network was accessed illegally. The hackers gained unauthorized access to personal information of policyholders and applicants for policies.

Nationwide has opened a toll-free hotline to field questions from anyone who might have been affected. The number is 1-800-760-1125.

Hudgens said the company also has committed to provide his office with evidence of written notice to everyone who could have been affected and to provide those people with free credit monitoring and identify theft protection from Equifax for at least one year.

The commissioner’s office also has a consumer hotline at 1-800-656-2298.

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  • November 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    AutoPM says:
    Wow, how about some anger toward the criminals that hacked into their systems? Yes, we hope that all businesses who house our personal data have fail-proof security, but it i... read more
  • November 21, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Matt says:
    That's great Nationwide, but how about the fact my SS# can be used to file a fake tax return? What are you doing about that? Your lack of security is now going to incovnenienc... read more
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