Hackers broke into a computer server belonging to Norfolk, Va.-based Dominion Enterprises, possibly exposed the personal information of tens of thousands of people.
How many victims? 92,095 applicants who submitted credit applications to the InterActive Financial Marketing Group, a division of Dominion.
What type of personal information? Names, Social Security numbers, addresses and birth dates.
What happened? The company is remaining tight-lipped on specifics, only saying that the intrusion happened between November 2007 and February 2008.
What was the response? Dominion is notifying victims via letter and plans to offer them one year of free credit monitoring.
Quote: “We deeply regret this incident and apologize for the concern and inconvenience it has caused.” – Dominion President and CEO Conrad Hall
Source: Business Wire news release, MarketWatch.com, “Dominion Enterprises Discloses Data Breach in Business Division,” Aug. 18.