Nationwide Faces Suit Over Theft Of 1M Consumers' Data

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 2:39 PM EST) -- A proposed class of 1 million consumers sued Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. in Kansas federal court Monday over an October cyberattack that exposed sensitive information about those who requested insurance quotes from the company.

The lawsuit stems from an Oct. 3 attack on a part of Nationwide's computer network that compromised consumers' names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, birth dates, marital statuses, genders, occupations, and their employers' names and addresses, according to a complaint filed by Kansas resident Anthony Hancox.

The proposed class action comes...
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