About 95,000 Delaware residents have had their personal information compromised in a data breach at an insurance provider that lasted nine years, according to news reports.
Dental and vision insurer Dominion National recently reported the data breach, which the company said began in August 2010 but wasn’t discovered until April this year. Dominion National found an unauthorized third party had access to members’ names; Social Security numbers; bank account and routing numbers; taxpayer identification numbers; member identification numbers; addresses; email addresses; and birth dates during that time.
The data breach compromised the information of current and former Dominion National members as well as others with plans administered by the company. With 95,000 people affected, that number is 10% of the state’s population.
In response to the data breach, Dominion National is offering those put at risk with two years of free credit and identity theft monitoring.
With active credit and identity theft monitoring, consumers are alerted of suspicious activity and can act quickly if their information is compromised. Learn more about how monitoring can protect you.