A large vision and dental insurer, Dominion National, had a nine-year security breach where personal information of about 95,000 Delawareans may have been compromised.
Dominion National discovered the breach in April, as stated on Delaware Online.
After investigation, the company believes its servers may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party nine years ago, on Aug. 25, 2010, according to a press release.
The company said after learning about the breach it quickly cleaned the affected servers and contacted the FBI.
The following information may have been comprised in the nine-year period:
- Dates of birth
- Email addresses
- Social Security numbers
- Taxpayer identification numbers
- Bank account and routing numbers
- Member ID numbers
- Group numbers
Delaware’s Insurance Commission Trinidad Navarro said in a press release that 95,000 is roughly 10 percent of Delaware’s population. That number includes both current and former members of Dominion National, as well as people with insurance plans administered by Dominion National.
Navarro said his department would be investigating the breach to determine if the appropriate safeguards were in place and if private consumer information was handled properly.
According to Dominion National, there is “no evidence that any information was in fact accessed, acquired or misused.”
The company has implemented enhanced monitoring and alerting software and is providing two years of free credit monitoring and fraud protection services for all individuals potentially impacted by the incident
Dominion National started informing customers of the breach on June 21 and has a hotline for people with questions.
If you believe you may be affected by the breach but do not receive a letter by Sept. 23, you can call 877-503-8923. TTY/TDD users can call 844-261-6819.
Bies, Jessica. (2019, June 26). 95,000 Delawareans impacted in data breach that lasted nearly nine years. Delaware Online.