Lincoln-based insurance company, Ameritas suffered a data breach incident compromising its customers’ personal information including Social Security numbers.
How did it occur?
The data breach occurred after Ameritas’ employees fell victim to a phishing attack providing their email credentials. Upon learning about the incident, it launched an internal investigation to accurately determine the impacted customers. After this, it notified the customers about the incident.
“Ameritas is committed to our customers and we work hard to earn their trust. Protecting customer privacy is the cornerstone of that commitment,” Ameritas said in a statement, Lincoln Journal Star reported.
What information was compromised?
The compromised information includes customers’ names, addresses, email addresses, Social Security numbers, and policy numbers.
What actions were taken?