You are here:HomeNews CenterInsurance News2016Former Virginia Insurance Agents Face Identity, Data Breach

Former Virginia Insurance Agents Face Identity, Data Breach

The Virginia State Corporation Commission is advising former licensed insurance agents of the potential improper access to their personal data by a former contractor...
June 21, 2016

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) is advising former licensed insurance agents of the potential improper access to their personal data by a former contractor. The suspected compromise of personal data pertains to archived Bureau of Insurance records of insurance agents whose licenses expired or became inactive anytime from 1979 – 2004. The data from about 172,000 former licensed agents may have been affected, according to reports.

Preliminary findings indicate the former contractor may have copied these agent files. The files accessed contained names and social security or driver’s license information of these former licensees. The SCC says that while an investigation continues, it is unclear at this time how or if the personal agent data was used. Out of an abundance of caution, this notification is being made by the Commission.

The SCC encourages affected former licensees to take steps to protect their personal privacy by obtaining a copy of their credit report or checking for any unusual activity on their bank or other financial accounts. Former agents with questions regarding this notification may contact the Bureau of Insurance in Virginia at 800-552-7945 (toll free) or (804) 371-9741.

 

Filed under: