More than 90,000 Iowa residents hit by data breach

Published On: Dec 04 2012 02:56:39 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2012 02:56:14 PM CST

Iowa officials say more than 90,000 residents in the state have been affected by a nationwide insurance breach that's impacted more than a million people.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced the data breach's effect on the state Tuesday.

The breach has affected customers for Nationwide Insurance and Allied Insurance. Ohio-based Nationwide Insurance posted on its website about the Oct. 3 intrusion, which explains personal data was compromised from both policy holders and non-policy holders. The company says it is not aware of any misuse of the information.

Miller says Iowa residents may have been affected by the breach if they were seeking a competitive insurance quote through a company or third party agent that ran information through Nationwide.