Hartford Financial Services loses backup tapes

October 30, 2007
Hartford Financial Services lost three backup tapes in a breach discovered last month.

How many victims? 230,000 customers, including 9,200 Ohio residents.

What kind of personal information? Undisclosed sensitive information.

What was the response? Hartford is offering one year of credit protection to affected customers.

Details: The company does not believe the data was stolen and said very sophisticated equipment would be needed to access and read the information. The breach was discovered Sept. 27.

Source: bizjournals.com, Columbus Business First, "Insurer's data breach affecting Ohio consumers," Oct. 29.
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