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Jennifer Larino reports:

Hartwig Moss Insurance Agency, a fifth-generation New Orleans business on Canal Street, revealed Wednesday (March 20) that a data breach may have exposed personal info for roughly 1,100 customers.

The breach involved basic information, including names, birthdates and driver’s license numbers, taken from the company’s insurance accounts, according to a news release. The release said “limited medical information” for a “small number of individuals” may have also been accessed.

Read more on NOLA.

The firm’s notice, on their web site, indicates that this was a phishing attack that compromised two employees’ email accounts. They do not say when the compromise occurred or how recently they first discovered it, but they do describe the data types as potentially accessed:

The customer information contained in these accounts depends on the type of insurance provided. For most individuals, the information in the accounts was limited to name, dates of birth, and driver’s license numbers. For a small number of individuals, limited medical information related to workers compensation commercial insurance policies may have been included in the accounts.

Those affected can contact the firm about their offer of free identity monitoring services through Kroll.

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