Calif. To Probe Nationwide After Major Data Breach

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 5:16 PM EST) -- California's insurance regulator said Wednesday it would scrutinize cybersecurity measures at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and its affiliates after a recent hack attack exposed the names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive data of about 1 million consumers.

Nationwide told the California Department of Insurance earlier this month that its database had been compromised and that identifying information for one million policyholders and nonpolicyholders had been stolen.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said his office now plans to carry out a review of procedures at Nationwide to...
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