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Insurer hit in data breach
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by J. Scott Trubey

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/21/2012 12:02:11 AM

Hackers accessed personal information—including Social Security numbers — of more than 28,000 Georgians after a computer breach at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. The unauthorized access extends to customers beyond Georgia, but the Ohio-based insurer declined to say how many clients elsewhere have been affected and in how many other states. The company is “not aware of any misuse of personal information at this time,” a Nationwide spokeswoman said in an e-mail statement Tuesday. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are investigating, the spokeswoman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The company did not disclose whether information was actually stolen

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More like, "Customers hit in data breach."

It´s remarkable how freely circulated Social Security numbers are allowed to be, considering the consequences of identity theft. Ongoing federal inaction on that front, even by the party that "cares about the little guy."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/21/2012 1:07:33 AM     (No. 9026892)

I used to work IT in a large bank. It is not possible in such a company to freely steal info. The security is massive.

When companies do loose stuff, it is gross negligence. The technology is readily available to "harden" their systems.

I think most stories like this are planted (or at least embellished) to get the public to want/demand Washington to intercede, take over all the banking Security Systems.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/21/2012 4:39:44 AM     (No. 9026959)

The FBI moved heaven and earth to get info on Petraeus and Broadwell but don´t seem to have a lot of interest in cracking down on the hacker industry.Maybe it´s because the hackers and FBI are on the same team.

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