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PERSONAL DATA: Hackers Hit Nationwide, Allied

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A security breach at Nationwide Insurance and Allied Insurance means the personal information of more than 91,000 of their Iowa customers may have been stolen.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday, computer hackers accessed the personal information October 3rd. Nationally, around 1.1 million people are affected by the data breach.

Information such as Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and driver’s license numbers for policy holders was compromised by the hackers.

Attorney General Tom Miller says policy holders aren’t the only ones who have to worry about their information being stolen. Some non-policy holders’ information may have been submitted on behalf on an insurance agent hoping to get a quote for services.

Nationwide says it has contacted those policy members that may have had their information compromised and is offering them a free year of credit report monitoring and identity theft protection. It has not found any evidence that personal information has been misused.

If you think you may have been affected by the breach, you can call 1-800 760-1125.