Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Allied Insurance

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 16, 2012
Columbus , OH
United States
Ohio US

Affected Georgia consumers may call 1-800-760-1125. Other consumers with questions may call 1-800-656-2298.

Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
1 000 000
California Attorney General
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
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A portion of the computer network used by Nationwide and Allied Insurance agents was breached by cyber criminals on October 3.  The attack was discovered on the same day and contained.  On October 16, it was determined that names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, dates of birth, marital status, gender, occupation, and employer information had been stolen.  Affected parties were identified on November 2 and notifications were sent on November 16.

UPDATE (11/20/2012): At least 28,000 people in Georgia were affected.  The total number of affected people is not known.

UDPATE (12/10/2012): A total of 28,468 people in Georgia, 534 in Oklahoma, 12,490 in South Carolina, 286 in Maryland, 5,050 in California, 91,000 in Iowa, 170 in Hawaii, 8,000 in New Mexico, and 98,191 in Minnesota were affected. This brings the known total to 244,188.  Nationwide/Allied Group reported that the breach compromised the information of one million policyholders and non-policyholders nationwide.