Aflac discloses insider breach involving customers’ Social Security numbers (updated)

The Continental American Insurance Company (Aflac) is notifying some customers that a former temporary employee improperly accessed customer data, including names and Social Security numbers. Although the firm has no indication of any misuse of the data, affected customers are being offered a year of free credit-monitoring services through ProtectMyID. You can read the January 17 notification to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office here.

The notification to the state does not indicate over what time period the unauthorized access occurred or how it was discovered. Aflac did not append a copy of their notification letter to customers to their report, so the information may be in there.

Update: The breach was also reported to 12 Maryland residents.

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