Local & Regional
Fri November 23, 2012
Security Breach Compromises Oklahoma Customer Info
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak says a security breach at an Ohio-based insurer has compromised the personal information of 534 Oklahomans.
Doak says the computer network used by Nationwide Insurance Company of Columbus, Ohio, and Allied Insurance was attacked on October 3rd. He says the FBI is investigating.
An initial analysis indicates the compromised information includes names and some combination of customers' Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, birth dates and possibly their marital statuses, genders and occupations.
Nationwide is notifying customers whose personal information may have been compromised. Doak says there is no evidence any personal information has been misused. But Nationwide is arranging free credit report monitoring and identity theft protection for affected customers for one year.