Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Insurer: Insider Breach of Social Security Numbers

A large accident and health insurer has disclosed an insider breach of customers' social security numbers.

A now former employee of the company "accessed personal information in an unauthorized manner," according to the January 17, 2014 notification to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

The notification to the state does not indicate over what time period the unauthorized access occurred or how it was discovered.
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Sources:
(a) Department of Justice, New Hampshire - www.Doj.NH.gov., 01/17/2014

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